"He is totally withdrawn and does not talk to anyone anymore," said the mother of the alleged rape victim.
Concerned about changes in her 16-year-old son, the Bullitt County mom's questions got some disturbing answers.
"She worked for me. She was my best friend," the teen's mother said.
26-year-old Jessica Darcy Smith was supposed to be watching the then 15-year-old and his brothers. But police say in December 2007, the relationship changed from care giver to rapist.
"She knew everything emotionally about my son. She was my best friend, I shared everything with her. She knew that he was going through where he thought no girls liked him and she played on that by asking my son sexual questions and asking if he would like to have sex," said the teen's mother.
Smith faces three charges of rape and one of sodomy. 16 is the age of consent in the Kentucky. The boy was 15, but age was not the only concern.
"His mentality would not be that of a normal 15-year-old and I think she used that to take advantage of him. It appears in this case," said Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Dept.
The teen's mother says her son's brain does not work like a 16-year-old.
"I'm just worried she is messing up her kids life like she messed up my son's life. I don't believe we owe anybody anything, but she'll get what she needs to get," the teen's mom said.
There is one more part to this story that may complicate matters. Jessica Smith is pregnant and police say the timeframe indicates the victim could be the father. DNA tests later will be used to determine that at a later time.