BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 31-year-old Baton Rouge man is behind bars and is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
The victim tells East Baton Rouge authorities that she first met Mark Mcalister at the start of 2016 and had sexual intercourse with him sometime in January or February. When questioned, the victim told police they were "in love" with one another.
A police report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says the suspect's mother brought the victim's cell phone to police after learning of the alleged relationship between the victim and Mcalister.
Police searched the phone and found deleted text messages between the victim and suspect indicating the two had a relationship with one another.
On March 25, deputies with the EBRSO made contact with Mcalister, who admitted to having sex with the 14-year-old victim, and said they were going to get married. He also admitted to deleting the text messages from his cell phone.
Mark Mcalister was arrested and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. His bond was set at $20,000.