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17-year-old boy arrested for having sex with 14-year-old girl in school storage room

By Alexis Bell 6:03 AM November 5, 2017
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A student was arrested after having sex with a girl in a storage room at their school.

17-year-old Jalen Arnaru Reed of Mankato, Minnesota, has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct over the incident.

According to police, Reed had sex with a 14-year-old girl in the storage room in the basement of the West High School.

In Minnesota, it is a crime for someone to have sex with a student who is two years younger than them whether or not it was consensual.

Police were called less than one hour after the incident when the girl told a school social worker about the incident.

When the girl was questioned, the detectives said that at around 11:00 a.m., Reed asked if he could talk to her and she agreed.

He led her to the storage room in the basement of the annex building and Reed took off his pants.

The girl said that she complied because she was worried that Reed would expose inappropriate photos of her and claimed he had threatened to do so in the past.

The victim was taken to a hospital for a sexual assault examination.

Police also reviewed surveillance video, which showed the pair entering the storage room and coming out a while later.

Reed surrendered to police with his mother.

According to southernminnesotanews.com, the teen admitted to having sex with the victim and that the girl had been to their home at least 6 times in the past.

Police said that Reed and her mother both said they thought she was 16 or 18 years old.