(Memphis) People on Marble Avenue were not happy to find out their neighbor, 36-year-old Christopher Deloach, is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl and that he deceived her to do it.
“I think it’s just gross for a person to do something like that, you know, to have sex with an underage woman,” said Antonio Bean, who lives two doors down.
Memphis Police say he set up a fake profile of Facebook as a 17-year-old kid named Kevin Porter, so he could meet younger women.
“They get on these websites and stuff and they paint a pretty Picasso picture, you know, 'baby I can get you this and I can get you that',” said Bean.
That's what police say Deloach did.
They say he bought her a cell phone and used it to keep in touch with her.
The arrest report says the 16-year-old girl told police she started having consensual sex with Deloach in April.
Sandra Taylor says parents can keep these kinds of things from happening, “We have to really be careful and try to get involved in what they do.”
Police found out about the relationship in August, but aren't saying why it took so long to figure out the 17-year-old kid was actually a 36-year old man.
“If we would have known he was doing something like that we would have hurt him,” said Bean. “We would have hurt him because it could have been my little sister or my daughter or anything.”
Deloach is charged Aggravated Statutory Rape. He is still in jail on a $100,000 bond.