A San Francisco woman accused of traveling to Michigan in hopes of getting together with a 15-year-old Novi boy she met online has pleaded to one charge and had another charge dismissed in Oakland County Circuit Court.
Stephanie Sin, 33, has been in the Oakland County Jail since her arrest in April with bond set at $100,000. Initially, she was charged with child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime after investigators said she came to Michigan, rented an Airbnb in Royal Oak and then sent multiple Ubers to pick up the teen boy who she’d been communicating with for more than a year. The two reportedly met on a social media app.
According to police, the boy eventually told his parents about the planned meet-up and his father contacted police. Following Sin’s arrest, Novi Police Lt. Jason Meier said he suspected the boy may have gotten scared once it “became real” to him.
At a court hearing Sept 8 before Judge Martha Anderson, Sin pleaded guilty to the child sexually abusive activity charge and prosecutors dropped the computer crime charge.
Sin is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 29. She faces up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.