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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