Woman accused of dressing as boy to have sex with Springboro teen arrested

Woman tricked teen about gender, didn’t report new address.

MIDDLETOWN — Patricia Dye, a 31-year-old woman accused last year of pretending to be a boy to build a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Springboro girl, has been arrested in California.

Dye was in the jail in Humboldt County, Calif., on a fugitive warrant from Butler County, according to jail officials.

Dye was charged with failure to report an address change after moving from Middletown in August, according to court records. Details were unavailable about her Dec. 8 arrest.

Dye, also known as Matt Abrams, was released from the Warren County Jail in December 2010 after serving six months for contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child, sexual imposition and attempted sexual imposition. Dye was accused of tricking the Springboro girl and her guardians into believing she was a boy.

“I won’t do it anymore,” Dye told TV cameramen who followed her to a van parked outside the jail.

Dye, then of Franklin, was arrested last year after she and the victim returned to Franklin. Before taking up with Dye, the victim ran away from her Springboro home while her mother was recovering from surgery in Dayton, according to police.

Now Dye faces extradition on a warrant issued Aug. 31 by Butler County Common Pleas Court.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2261 or lbudd @DaytonDailyNews.com.

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