Pope Co. Teen, 18, Accused of Having Sex with 14-Year-Old


POPE COUNTY, Ark. -  A local teen has been arrested on a charge of sexual indecency with a child.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) says Landon Worsham, 18, is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

According to the incident report, Worsham met the alleged victim at a basketball game when she was in the 8th grade.

The PCSO says the two then started to talk through an Instagram account that her parents didn't know about.

In June, Worsham allegedly snuck into her bedroom twice and they had consensual sex, according to court documents. During that time Worsham reportedly told the victim not to tell because he would get in trouble since he was 18.

When police searched the victim's phone they found messages from Worsham that allegedly said that he thought she was cute, but he knew she would be "jail-bait" due to her age and that they could not talk about their relationship because he would have to register as a sex offender.

Worsham was booked into the Pope County Jail on a $10K bond.


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