On Sunday, police in Tennessee arrested a teenager who filmed himself engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl while they were riding in his car.
The suspect, a 16-year old boy from Clarksville, Tennessee, was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child.
According to the criminal complaint, the teen was riding in the front passenger seat of the suspect’s vehicle, a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck, when the teen got out of the truck and approached the girl.
According the complaint, he said, “I’m a boy, you know,” before kissing her on the mouth and kissing her back.
The video was recorded on February 20 and shared on social media.
The victim told police that the teen then put his hands on her breasts and told her, “You’re so cute, you’re a girl.”
The girl told police she did not want to be filmed.
Police told The Associated Press that the girl told investigators she had been “scared by the defendant’s actions and feared for her safety.”
“The defendant then put a gun to the victim’s head and forced her into a sexual act with him,” the criminal complaints stated.
Police said the suspect admitted to the sexual act, which occurred after the girl and her mother called 911.
They said the victim told investigators that she felt uncomfortable because of the way the two of them were dressed.
The teen was arrested and booked into the Tennessee Department of Juvenile Justice on Sunday afternoon, according to the police department.