31-Year-Old Woman Poses as 14-Year-Old Boy To Get Teenage Girl



Is that Harry Potter?
  • Is that Harry Potter?

A Warren County woman got creative and creepy in her quest to secure the love and affection of a teenage girl.

Possessing boyish good looks (seriously, she looks like a boy), Patricia Dye did everything she could to emphasize her androgynous looks. She succeeded. Looking like a cross between Emma Watson and Harry Potter, Dye was the teenage girl's "boyfriend."

Until they met in a hotel room and the girl discovered that Dye was a woman. Can't fake that.

Police have arrested 31-year-old Patricia Dye of Franklin, Ohio, for impersonating a 14-year-old boy in order to have sex with a teenage girl.

Dye, a petite woman who stands at 4 feet 11 inches, went by the alias "Matt Abrams" when pursuing the young girl. She made her boyish look more believable when she reportedly cut her hair into a short, androgynous style, said CBS affiliate WKRC.

Police started an investigation after the teenage girl fled from a hotel in June when she discovered that Dye was really a woman - and not the teenage boy she appeared to be. "They were boyfriend-girlfriend," reported Sgt. Bob Marchiny to the Dayton Daily News. "(Dye) looks just like a boy."

I'm guessing plenty of women at the jail Dye is heading to will be very pleased that she can pass as a boy. Or a girl. She makes everyone happy!

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.