Sex Encounter With Teen Tourist Lands Keys Man In Jail

MARATHON (CBSMiami) – A California woman’s discovery of a pregnancy test in her daughter’s bedroom led to the arrest Saturday of a Keys man on multiple charges of sexual assault. Police say he had sex with the teen while her family vacationed in the Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested 26-year-old Justin Ahern shortly after midnight Saturday, and charged him with 5 counts of having sex with a minor.

The girl, whose name was not made public, was just 17 in July when she and her family vacationed at the Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon. Ahern was working for Turtle Bay Water Sports, a company that supplies resort services to hotels in the Keys.

After the family returned home, and the mother found the pregnancy test, she contacted the Sheriff’s department which started an investigation.

Investigators found that at least twice, the teen slipped out of the resort and went to Ahern’s home for sex.

When investigators confronted him, they say he admitted the encounters, and said he knew the teen was 17.

Under Florida law, it’s illegal for someone over the age of 24 to have sex with someone under 18, even if the teen consents.

Ahern was charged with the 5 felony counts, and ordered held in the Monroe County jail.

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  1. JCT says:

    i think that they can solve the issue getting married. Period.

  2. James says:

    I don’t understand how it is rape if the girl sneaked out and came to his home at night. She knew what she was doing and what she wanted. Better not put me on that jury.

  3. miamivice says:

    “Under Florida law, it’s illegal for someone over the age of 24 to have sex with someone under 18, even if the teen consents.” Typically ridiculous law, a 24 year old could have had sex with her…but not a 26 ?!? what sense this makes ?

  4. fletchertayor7 says:

    He should go free…the girl went willingly twice to his room. The parents of the girl are the ones who should be arreated for allowing their daughter to wander around after hours. I salute the young man for doing what any red blooded American would do !!!! Which brings to mind that girl from Hialeah….how many men have she had now ?

  5. brigitte says:

    That Fla law seems pretty outdated.

  6. carlos a perez says:

    WITH LAWS LIKE THIS USA IS THE LAUGHT OF MOST COUNTRIES ON EARTH, JUST OUTDATED,RIDICULOUS…THIS MAN SHOULD GO FREE, A 17 YEARS OLD PERSON IS ALREADY AN ADULT WHO KNOWS WHAT SHE LIKES AND WHAT SHE WANTS…MOST COUNTRIES HAVE A CONSENT AGE BETWEEN 14 AND 16 EVEN IF YOU BECOME LEGALLY AN ADULT AT 18, PLEASE…..

  7. MCSO says:

    Get ready to pay Tranquility Bay. This isn’t the first run in this guy has had at work…

  8. Hollywood moms says:

    James, no kids huh?

  9. Johnny says:

    What a creep! 26 year old hooking up with a 17 year old? Really? How is that different than a 26 year old cruising the local high school? VERY creepy. Would you feel good about that? For those of you condoning this, how many of you are fantasizing about 17 year old girls? The laws were written to protect these girls from creeps like YOU!!! Good luck cruising the local resorts for underage girls, dirtbags!

  10. COG2861 says:

    Um…am I missing something or are commenters above actually supporting a 26 year old guy hitting on 17 year olds? Wow. What are you doing on your weekends??? When I was 26, I wasn’t trying to have sex with 17 year old girls. Normal guys don’t do that. This guy will get exactly what he deserves. Maybe a 35 year old guy will “have fun” with him once he’s in jail (everone “consenting” of course). I hope this girl stands up and realizes what a sleezebag he really is and helps in this pedophile’s prosecution. Good for her if she does!

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