23 y/o accused of sex with teen runaway

Posted at 1:46 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 13:47:05-05

A 23-year-old Citrus County man is accused of having sex with an underage runaway, despite knowing the girl was only 15-years-old, deputies say.

Mason Davis, of Dunnellon, is now facing two counts of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to to deputies, they began investigating a missing juvenile on December 13, 2015.  Deputies say when the found the teen girl, she told them she had engaged in sexual activity Davis and then Davis dropped her back off at her home.

During a forensic interview on January 7, the teen reportedly told authorities she snuck out of her house, Davis picked her up and they went to his home and engaged in sexual intercourse.

The teen stated she had sex with Davis on at least five occasions between November 2015 and December 2015.

According to the teen, she was never threatened or given alcohol or drugs.  The teen did tell authorities she and Davis discussed her age prior to sexual contact, an arrest affidavit shows.

Davis was arrested Tuesday.

Davis is being held on $21,000 bond.