A 19-year-old admitted in court Tuesday that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl he met through a Facebook application.
Justin Huff entered into a plea agreement in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
He was sentenced to eight months in prison and will receive credit for time already served.
Huff reportedly met the teen through the "Meet Me" app on Facebook, which allows users to connect with others who live in the area, even if they are not on their "Friends" list on Facebook, said Springfield Detective Deb Strileckyj, who handled the case for the police department.
Huff indicated he was 14 years old and the two agreed to meet at her home on Upper Valley Pike.
When Huff drove to the home, the teen realized he lied about his age. Huff allegedly admitted he was 18 before the two agreed to drive out to an alley behind the Taco Bell on Upper Valley Pike and engage in sexual activity, Strileckyj said.
The relationship continued about two months, with multiple sexual encounters, Strileckyj said. The teen told an adult, who informed the girl's guardian and the sheriff's office was contacted, Strileckyj said.
After serving his sentence, Huff will be classified as a Tier II sex offender. He'll be required to register his address with law enforcement every six months for 25 years.
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