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Caruthersville man jailed after trying to have sex with juvenile

Monday, July 23, 2007

CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man in in jail after reportedly attempting to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.

According to the Caruthersville Police Department, officers responded to Taven apartments at approximately 8:15 a.m. Saturday, in reference to a 20-year-old male and 12-year-old female possibly in the field between the apartments and Wal-Mart attempting to have sex.

Upon arrival, officers located the female hiding in the field.

She was taken into custody and turned over to juvenile authorities, who later released her to her parents.

Police later located and arrested 20-year-old Michael Horner of Caruthersville, who is being held in the Pemiscot County Jail on charges of first degree child molestation, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual misconduct, under a bond of $25,000.