A 21-year-old London man was arrested early Monday in Laurel County after reportedly being found in bed with a 15-year-old girl, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.
Austin Prewitt was pulled over about 3 a.m. on the Interstate 75 ramp near Ky. 80 after deputies were told to be on the look out for a vehicle that was possibly involved in a trespassing incident, according to the sheriff’s office. Prewitt was charged with third-degree rape, second-degree burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and receiving a stolen firearm.
Deputies were told the father of the 15-year-old girl found Prewitt in the teen’s bed. Prewitt reportedly fled in a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck after being discovered by the father, according to the sheriff’s office.
Prewitt and the 15-year-old had been talking over Snapchat and had agreed to have sex, according to the sheriff’s office.
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When deputies pulled over the red pickup truck on the interstate for speeding, they found Prewitt with a firearm that was reported stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.
Prewitt was in the Laurel County jail Tuesday.