Police: Man Charged After 14-Year-Old Gives Birth

Posted at 7:38 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 08:38:09-04

A 33-year-old man is accused of fathering a baby with a 14-year-old girl.

Multiple news outlets report Memphis police say James Coleman was located and arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated statutory rape.

Authorities began investigating in March after the girl, who gave birth to the child last year when she was 14, told officials Coleman was the father and the two were still sexually involved.

A police affidavit shows Coleman, who was a family friend, began having sex with the girl when she was 13. At the time, the girl told police she lied to Coleman about her age, saying she was 16.

The girl says Coleman continued having sex with her even after learning her real age.

It isn't clear if he has an attorney.