Man arrested for molesting 12-year-old Madison County girl

James Conner

SUMMITVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - A North Carolina man is facing child molestation charges in Indiana for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Our partners at the Anderson Herald Bulletin say police in Madison County arrested 25-year-old James Conner after investigators in Alabama got a tip about him. He has been charged with five counts of felony child molesting.

The girl told a therapist that the Conner began having sex with her last July, saying she felt the sex was consensual, The Herald Bulletin reported. But police said the girl's father told him he worried the two had been engaging in sexual contact and threw Conner out of his house because of messages he described as "inappropriate."

Family members told police in Summitville Conner was coming to town and officers stopped him when he arrived Saturday.

During an interview with police, Conner admitted to having unprotected sexual intercourse with the girl multiple times in Indiana and North Carolina.