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Warrant: Brother found sex messages on teen sister's phone

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Arrest warrants for a Huntersville man accused of having sex with an underage teen girl are revealing more information about the case.

According to the warrants, an investigation began into John Michael Turner, 43, after the victim's older brother discovered sexual text messages on her cell phone.

Turner was arrested earlier this week and charged with statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14 or 15 years old and statutory sexual offense against a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old, according to the Huntersville Police Department.

The 13-year-old victim, who was taken to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment, told police that she and Turner had sexual encounters on two separate occasions.

The first happened on March 16, and the other on March 23, according to the search warrant filed in Mecklenburg County Court.

During her interview with police, the teen girl said Turner grabbed her in his garage when she was returning his dog, which had wandered into her backyard.  

He pulled her into his house to an upstairs guest bedroom where he forcibly held her down against her will and had sex with her twice, according to the warrant. That's when he reportedly took the sheets off the bed and put them into the washing machine.

The victim says he then walked her downstairs and told her not to say anything to anyone. 

The second incident occurred on March 23, when the victim was walking down the sidewalk and Turner pulled up alongside her in his 2002 Ford Excursion, according to the warrant. 

Turner got out of the vehicle, hugged the victim and then picked her up and put her in his SUV.

She told police that he took his shirt off and pushed her all the way to the very back of the vehicle after he drove down into the back of a parking lot at a community clubhouse. 

Turner started taking off the victim's clothes; she asked him to stop and started to cry.

He, again, had sex with her twice before putting his clothes back on, according to the warrant. 

The following day, her older brother discovered a text message on her phone to a friend saying she wanted to have sexual relations with Turner again. 

Police say that Turner had texted her on several occasions in an attempt to flirt with her and engage in a process known as "sexting," according to the warrant.

Police searched Turner's home and took bed sheets and underwear as evidence.  

The victim's cell phone was also seized. 

Anyone with information about this case should contact Sergeant Randy Gardner at (704) 464-5400.

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