Man charged after mother allegedly catches him in bed with 15 year old

Rusk County (WQOW) — A Ladysmith man faces two counts of sexual assault of a child after he was allegedly caught in bed with a teenage girl.

Austin White, 20, was charged Tuesday in Rusk County court. According to the criminal complaint, White’s mother called police after finding him in bed with a 15 year old girl in early August.

The girl told police she wanted to have a baby with White and that he intended to get a job to support the child.

When interviewed by police, White admitted that he knew the girl was underage and that it was illegal to have sex with her.

White is being held on $5,000 cash bond. He returns to court on Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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