HOOPER, Weber County — A foster parent has been charged with five felonies stemming from alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy living in her home.
Jennifer Ann Montag, 40, made her initial appearance in court Monday from the Weber County Jail. She is charged with three counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of rape, all first-degree felonies.
Weber County sheriff's deputies were called to Montag's home in Hooper on Wednesday and told she'd been caught by a family member in her bedroom with her 14-year-old foster son, who was naked, according to court records.
Montag allegedly confronted the family member after being discovered, court records state, telling him, "You will ruin our family. I could go to jail, and if I do, I will kill myself."
Sheriff's detectives interviewed the alleged victim, who informed them that he "would protect the family and not get anyone in trouble." The teen said he'd spoken with Montag, and she'd told him not to disclose their alleged sexual contact to police, the charges state.
During an interview with Montag, detectives said she admitted to being in a bedroom with the naked teen, which they said would have amounted to lewdness. But investigators said a Division of Child and Family Services caseworker interviewed the boy's sister, who also lived in the Montag home. The girl allegedly told the caseworker she was aware of a sexual relationship between her brother and Montag.
Montag's husband told deputies the couple became foster parents about four months ago. He said he had called the family's caseworker about possibly having the alleged victim and his sister removed from the home.
Montag's bail is set at $100,000. She remains in jail.