Two teens charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a 12-year-old girl
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two 19-year-olds are facing charges after an encounter with a 12-year-old girl.
According to the Panama City Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home Tuesday night after an altercation broke out. Authorities said while trying to break up the fight, they learned the family was there and upset after learning their child may have had a sexual encounter with two teens.
Law enforcement said detectives learned the victim had been talking to Ashley Tucker, 19, and Adrien Smith, 19, through a social media app. Investigators said the two allegedly picked the child up, took her to another location, where allegedly, Smith had sex with the child while Tucker encouraged the act.
Police said Smith has been charged with sexual battery and lewd and lascivious battery. They said Tucker has been charged with lewd and lascivious battery. However, more charges are pending.
Anyone having information, in this case, is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100, or they can report tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the “Panama City PD” Tip411 app from the iOS or Google Play stores.
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