Sex With a Minor Charges Filed

An illegal alien from Mexico has been arrested by Bay County sheriff's investigators for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Twenty-year-old Jose Luis Rendon of 218 La Paloma Place at the beach is employed with a local construction company.

He's charged with sexual battery and faces federal charges for fictitious immigration documents he carried with him. The documents were purchased at an Atlanta flea market.

Sheriff’s deputies say they believe Rendon had been in this country about three years. In addition to the sex charges, he also faces federal proceedings for being an illegal alien and using the fraudulent immigration documents.