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5 charged with sex crimes

Sunday, May 17, 2009

BENTON -- Five men have sex-related charges against them in Scott County in connection with a runaway juvenile investigation in Oran.

According to a news release issued Friday from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, his department received a report of a runaway female juvenile on May 7. The juvenile was located the next day, and in an initial interview, she indicated that she had numerous sexual encounters with older males during the past two years.

The victim reported the first incident to be in the spring of 2007, at the age of 13, when she was an unwilling participant in a sexual encounter involving a relative. It was reported that the sexual encounters occurred in Morley, Oran and Bell City.

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