Springfield man accused of unlawful sexual conduct with minor


A Springfield man faces felony charges after he allegedly had sex with a minor.

Michael Aldridge, 25, of 1321 Klobdenz Ave., has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor between the age of 13 and 16. He plead not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court last week.

Springfield Police Division officers were conducting a search warrant for an assault at the home on March 8.

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While on scene, officers saw the child victim holding an infant, but the police report says she couldn’t tell officers who the father was. Officers later found evidence of an alleged sexual relationship between Aldridge and the victim, according to the report.

She later admitted to detectives that she and Aldridge allegedly began a sexual relationship in February 2015 and believes he’s the father of her baby, according to the police report. The victim was 14 at the time the alleged relationship began. She said her parents knew about it and planned for her and Aldridge to get married after she turned 16, the report says.

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Aldridge didn’t return calls from detectives at that time. Several weeks later, after Aldridge married the victim, he came forward to give DNA testing, which the police report says showed he’s the father of the child.

He was arrested and placed in the Clark County Jail on July 14.

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