Police have accused a 20-year-old man of having sex with an underage girl earlier this month.

Deacon Marburger was charged Friday with one class A felony count of gross sexual imposition.

Earlier this week, the Williams County Sheriff’s Office was told about a 14-year-old girl who had sex with an older man, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court.

The girl told investigators that she met Marburger in January while using the social media application Snapchat. The girl said she’d told Marburger that she was 13 when they first started communicating and that he knew she was 14 as of February, charging documents state.

Marburger used Snapchat to invite the girl to his apartment in the 4900 block of 11th Avenue West on the evening of Nov. 9, court records indicate. The pair played games and drank alcohol that evening.

The girl told police that early on the morning of Nov. 10 she and Marburger had sex, investigators wrote in charging documents.

Marburger spoke with a detective on Wednesday and said that he had sex with the girl on Nov. 10 or 11, court documents state.

Marburger is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Dec. 13.


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