Man arrested on charges of sex with underage girl
A Gardnerville Ranchos man remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of $20,000 bail after being arrested Friday on charges of lewdness with a child under the age of 14 and luring a child under the age of 14.
Michael Anthony Abbott, 26, was arrested after Douglas County investigators discovered he allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Abbott began communicating with the girl through MySpace, and eventually met with her on several occasions, according to Sgt. Jim Halsey of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The relationship was discovered by the girl’s parents, and although the parents warned Abbott to cease contact with their daughter, Abbott continued to engage in a secret relationship, said Halsey.
The girl’s name was not released.
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