MARATHON (CBS4) – A middle Keys’ man has been charged with sexual battery charge for reportedly having sex with a 16-year old girl.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the girl went to their substation in Marathon on Monday and told deputies she had been having sex with 26-year old Jorge Lopez. The teen said she met him in December and they started having sex in February. When asked why she dated him, the girl replied that he was able to get drugs, particularly marijuana.

The teen said she split up with him this month after he began being physically abusive to her. She said at one point, he told her he would kill her if broke up with him.

Lopez was taken into custody late Monday and charged with sexual battery by a person over 24 years of age on a victim who is 16 years of age.  No bond amount has been set at this time.


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