AMELIA — An Amelia man is accused of housing and having a sexual relationship with an underage Oklahoma runaway who he met on Facebook.
Deputies on Saturday night arrested Chris Turner Jr., 23, of 114 Lake Palourde Road, on a count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile when they investigated a welfare complaint involving the girl, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities released the girl to the custody of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, the Sheriff’s Office said. No further information was released about the girl, including how long she had been missing or how long she was at Turner’s home.
After Turner and the girl met on Facebook — where she reportedly lied about her age — Turner helped the girl travel from Oklahoma to his Amelia home, where they engaged in sexual intercourse, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Turner on Monday afternoon had been released from the St. Mary Parish jail in lieu of a recognizance bond.