Ariel Winter's Mom Claims She 'Found Daughter in Bed With 18-Year-Old Boyfriend,' Police Report Reveals (EXCLUSIVE)

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The mother of Modern Family star Ariel Winter filed an incident report with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department after she allegedly caught her 14-year-old daughter engaged in a sexual act with an 18-year-old man.

The police filing -- obtained exclusively by Celebuzz -- details "suspicious circumstances, possible unlawful sex with minor," according to the officer who spoke to Chris Workman, Winter’s mother, on October 6.

Celebuzz has chosen not to name Winter's boyfriend, who was identified by the young star's mother and told to law enforcement.

"On 09-24-12, at approximately 2200-hours, she walked in the guest bedroom of her home and found her daughter, Ariel Winter Workman, in bed with boyfriend, [Name Redacted]," the three-page report claims.

Workman told the Sheriff explicit details about what she saw when she walked into the room at her Montrose, Calif. home. Celebuzz has chosen not to report the full recollections of Workman because of the graphic account.

"The informant (Workman) said the guest bedroom door was left wide open when she walked in," Workman told police.

"According to the informant, Ariel and [Name Redacted] have been boyfriend/girlfriend for approximately 5 months. She has attempted to break them up because of their age difference."

Winter nor the boyfriend have not responded to a request for comment from Celebuzz.

In an earlier statement on Thursday, Workman claimed her teenage daughter’s relationship with the man, four years her senior, was the real reason behind the young actress’ decision to ask a judge to temporarily place her in her sister’s care.

According to court papers, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge put Winter, who plays teenager Alex Dunphy on the Emmy-winning TV comedy, under the temporary guardianship of her older sister, Shanelle Gray.

Workman told Celebuzz she “caught them engaging in behavior that I feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand.”

“I put a stop to it immediately,” Workman said.

“I filed charges against him because legally he is an adult and if he wants to engage in adult behavior with a minor than he should also be ready to suffer adult consequences for his actions and poor judgment.

“I will not apologize for protecting my daughter, as she means the world to me and I will always be there for her and I will always protect her to the best of my ability until the day I die."

In the incident report, the officer noted that he had been unable to speak with Winter and her guardian, Gray.

"I was not able to contact Ariel because she is currently living with her older sister, Shanelle Gray, somewhere in Studio City," the Sheriff wrote.

"The informant does not have much of a relationship with her daughter Shanelle and does not have her address or telephone number. In addition, Ariel recently changed her cellular number. She did not give her number to the informant."

The officer said he also tried to call the boyfriend and his mother but was unable to make contact with either of them.

"The informant mentioned that on 10-03-12, Ariel contacted The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Ariel alleged that her mother (Informant) abused her. The informat has not yet been contacted by DCFS.

The officer added: "I asked the informant why she did not report the incident when it occurred. She said, at the time she was uncertain as to what she wanted to do. She wanted to seek advice from her friends and her attorney. She was advised by her attorney to notify law enforcement."

-- Additional Reporting by Andrea Simpson

Winter's family is divided after the claims hit headlines on Thursday -- as this Celebuzz video explains, below.

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  • April Sutter
    April Sutter

    Her mom's a real piece of work. The only reason she's leaking the boyfriend story is to cover up the abuse. The petition that Ariel's sister filed to have her removed is out there and it's a doozy. There was some serious abuse going on, if there wasn't she'd still be with her mom. Anyone who has worked in cops or child welfare knows how notoriously difficult to have a child removed from a parent. If one kid was abused the odds are incredibly high that the others will be too.

  • George Larios
    George Larios

    Just because mom catches daughter with boyfriend doesn't mean abuse didn't exist either before or after. If the older daughter experienced something similar at the same time in her life, I would, with no more evidence (not that buzz feed has offered any) assume the behavior pattern of the PARENT was the same toward the younger daughter. Probably more so now that Ariel is in the spotlight like her older sister never was at that age.

  • RhiRiot

    Good for her mom. Sorry, but at 14 you're still a baby, barely past your Tweens. Just because you work in television, doesn't mean you're all grown up. 14 year olds should NOT be having sex. (And I say this after losing my V-Card when I was 14.) It's dangerous and stupid. There are all kinds of things that children aren't prepared for at that age. Her mom may be a "little nutty", but that's her daughter so she's entitled to be. As a mother if I caught my daughter in bed at 14 with an 18 year old...there would a lot of hell to pay. That being said, on the flip side, my younger brother was actually a 17 year old with a 14 year old girlfriend (they were in high school together, senior-freshman thing) and our own mother told him, "As soon as you turn 18, you BETTER not do ANYTHING that can get you into trouble with this girl or you need to break it off before you become an adult. You will not get a pardon if her parents decide that they don't want you around anymore." Granted any 18 year old boy is hardly a "grown man", but the law is that law is the law. It needs to be followed and enforced. Good for her mom.

  • Laura Richards Whitaker
    Laura Richards Whitaker

    Because it is against the law... its called statutory rape. She does not have ability to consent to sex with an adult. minors need to be protected from manipulation from adults who just want to get their jollies. and BTW Michelle... where do you draw the line in 2012? Is it okay for this 18 yr old to say engage in a sexual relationship with a 12 yr old, 10 yr old, 5 yr old? In this country we have set the age of consent to be in the range of 16 to 18 for these very reasons.

  • Laura Richards Whitaker
    Laura Richards Whitaker

    Good job Celebuzz... don't name the alleged statutory rapist but do name the rape victim. Why you protecting him?

  • Wendy

    She's 14. Just because it "happens all the time" doesn't mean it should. Do you have a 14-year-old daughter? If you did, would you want her having sex? If so, you seriously need help.

  • michelle

    this is 2012 people seriously? who gives a fuck if she was in bed with her boyfriend; happens all the time people; maybe all you dinosaurs needs to catch up with the times

  • Denver

    Just another example of the worst generation ever.

  • tia maria
    tia maria

    plus ariel is a minor and if she ends up pregnant her boyfriend could be in serious trouble

  • tia maria
    tia maria

    the police filling should have been private.her mom is not in the wrong, the police are for releasing the contents of the report to celebuzz and whoever released it from the police could risk losing their job

  • tia maria
    tia maria

    ariel's boyfriend is cameron palatas, thought everyone knew that

  • VV

    I work in a spa and they would come in ALL the time. her mom is a little nutty, over protective and all that so maybe shes exaggerating. And I don mean over bearing. She couldnt be out of her moms line of vision for more than 2 minutes. I hope she is smarter than that at 14 than to have sex with an 18 year old boyfriend. fingers crossed.

  • jesse

    well i understand your point, people are mean in this day. Poor Ariel :(

  • Logan94

    Well FIRST: OH MY GOD WTF! SECOND: WOW HER MOM MAYBE IS TRYING TO PROTECT HER BUT TELLING THAT DETAILS ABOUT ARIEL'S PERSONAL LIFE IS SOO WRONG I mean she is 14, her sex life (if she really has one) should be private. Now with all the cyber bullying her mom did an awful thing i mean now alot of people with thing she is a wh0r3 because her young age. Bad Mom really bad mom!