Collierville man charged with statutory rape after Facebook uncovers explicit messages
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Collerville man was arrested after police say he had sex with a minor on multiple occasions.
According to police, Facebook sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after their computers came across messages between an adult and a 15-year-old girl that reportedly indicated they were involved in a sexual relationship. The NCMEC then forwarded that information to the Memphis Police Department to be investigated.
One of the users was later identified by police as 21-year-old Samuel Ott of Collierville.
When questioned by authorities, the teen and her family identified Ott as a family friend. The girl also stated that they had sex on multiple occasions at her home in December 2018.
Ott was arrested and charged with statutory rape.