OREM — A 19-year-old Orem man was arrested Tuesday for investigation in the rape of a 13-year-old female, a first-degree felony.
The two initially met at a roller-skating rink and kept in touch on the phone and the Internet, according to a 4th District Court affidavit. On March 3 they went skate-boarding with friends, and later that night the girl received a text, asking her to sneak out of the house and meet the man, according to the affidavit.
After she met the man, he allegedly took her to his apartment and tried to have sex with her. The girl told him no and pushed him, but the man removed her clothes and forced her to have sex, according to the affidavit.
"The next day, the child said that the suspect gave her a morning-after pill," police said.
The girl's mother apparently found out about the incident and reported it to officers, who gathered evidence and interviewed the girl Tuesday.
The man was identified, and when he was brought in for questioning "eventually he admitted to having sex with the child, but stated it was consensual," police said. A 13-year-old is unable to consent, according to Utah state law.
Police booked the man into the Utah County Jail.