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Alabama teen charged with sex with Fort Wayne minor

Evan J. Roden (Courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department)
Evan J. Roden (Courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department)
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Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:01 am

An 18-year-old Alabama man faces a preliminary charge of sexual misconduct with a minor after driving to Fort Wayne and allegedly having sex with a girl here after she told him she was age 14.

Evan J. Roden of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., reportedly met the Fort Wayne girl on a "geeking" app two to six months ago, a probable cause affidavit filed Thursday in Allen County Superior Court said. Geeking apps allow people who are passionate about a particular interest to connect and chat online.

At some point, the girl reportedly asked him if he wanted to chat with her via the Skype online communications medium, and he agreed to do so, the affidavit said.

Roden reportedly drove here from Alabama, arriving July 10 and sleeping in his truck, the affidavit said. He met up with the girl and, after she reportedly told him she was age 14, they allegedly had sex three or four times between July 12 and early July 13 in her bedroom in her family's home in southwest Fort Wayne.

The incidents reportedly took place while her parents were at work and that night after they went to bed, the affidavit said. Roden reportedly entered her bedroom through her bedroom window.

When interviewed by an Indiana State Police officer, Roden allegedly admitted he knew the girl was age 14 and that they had sex four times in her bedroom, the affidavit said.

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