September 24, 2011

Marathon man arrested for sex with a minor

Marathon – A 26 year old Marathon man is under arrest, charged with having sexual relations with a 17 year old girl.

The girl is from California and was visiting Marathon with her family. They were staying at Tranquility Bay Resort in late July when she met Justin Ahearn, who was working for Turtle Bay Water Sports.

On two occasions, the girl snuck out of the residence where she was staying and met Ahearn. They went to his house where they engaged in sexual activity.

When she returned home to California, her mother found out about the activity after finding a pregnancy test in her daughter’s room. The mother called the Sheriff’s Office to report what happened.

Major Crimes Detective Deborah Ryan worked with police in Brea, California to investigate the case. During the investigation, detectives say they confirmed Ahearn knew the girl was 17 years old at the time he had sexual relations with her.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest and early this morning he was taken into custody. He was charged with five counts of sexual activity with a minor. He was booked into jail.

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