Alleged sexual conduct lands criminal charges

Published 11:45am Thursday, December 13, 2012

AUSTIN — After telling a probation officer about his sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl who is also pregnant with his child, an 18-year-old man from Austin faces six felony criminal sexual conduct charges.

An Austin police officer arrested the 18-year-old Monday after hearing from the probation officer. The man was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to the court complaint, the man admitted to having sex with the girl about 10 to 20 times. The girl corroborated the story and said she and the suspect knew what they were doing was illegal, according to the court complaint.

The Tribune chose not to print the suspect’s name to protect the victim’s identity.