Teen charged with as­sault on girl, 14

The Covington News - - Front Page - Am­ber Pittman apittman@cov­news.com

A 19-year-old teen is in jail, fac­ing charges that he sex­u­ally as­saulted a 14-year-old girl who snuck out of her home to meet him.

Michael James Black­more is in the New­ton County Jail, fac­ing charges of sex­ual bat­tery, en­tic­ing a child for in­de­cent pur­poses, ag­gra­vated sodomy and ag­gra­vated child mo­lesta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff's Of­fice Lt. Keith Crum, two 14-year-old girls snuck out of their homes and

went to Black­more's res­i­dence in Ox­ford. He re­port­edly gave them some pills — which they took — and the girls stayed at his home that night.

One of the teens re­ported to her par­ent(s) that Black­more touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately dur­ing the evening. The next morn­ing she said that Black­more yelled at them both to get out of his house and they left. When the girl told her par­ent about the in­ci­dent, they con­tacted the sher­iff’s of­fice.

Crum said the in­ci­dent al­legedly oc­curred June 2 be­tween 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. but was not re­ported to authorities un­til June 27. Black­more was ar­rested July 21 fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.


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