Gardnerville man accused of sex with girl
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) – A Gardnerville man is being held on $20,000 cash bail after his arrest for allegedly having an on-going sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
The Douglas County sheriff’s office says 26-year-old Michael Anthony Abbott was arrested Friday on charges of lewdness with a child and luring a child under the age of 14.
Authorities say Abbott began contact with the girl through My Space, and their relationship developed into a sexual nature. They say the girl’s parents found out and warned Abbott to stay away from her because of her age, but the relationship continued.
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