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Man arrested for sex with minor

Sandusky Register Staff • Jul 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

A Sandusky man was arrested last week for allegedly having sex with an underage Perkins Township girl.

David Bates, 21, of the 2200 block of Cleveland Road, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

Bates and a 15-year-old Beatty Avenue girl allegedly met one another on a dating app and decided to meet July 10, assistant Perkins police Chief Robb Parthemore said.

The pair allegedly had one sexual encounter at the girl's home that day. Parthemore said the acts weren't forceful in nature, but the age of consent in Ohio is 16.

The girl's mother took her to police two days later after learning of the incident and officers were able to track down Bates, Parthemore said.

Bates at first denied the encounter, but later admitted to have sexual contact with the girl, Parthemore said. He was arrested July 18 and taken to the Erie County jail. 

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