Port Charlotte teen arrested for having sex with girl, 15

CREATED Jan. 31, 2014

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -  A 19-year-old Port Charlotte man faces a charge of lewd and lascivious battery with a girl under 16.

Charlotte County investigators say Matthew Morrison met up with a 15-year-old Charlotte High School student several times for sex.

The victim told detectives that Morrison knew how old she was.  The encounters began just before Christmas 2013 and continued through the middle of January.

Detectives became aware of the relationship when the couple had a fight and a Punta Gorda police officer spotted Morrison.  He found the victim and a friend in the woods where the couple had been having sex.  The victim's friend had watched Morrison and the 15-year-old having sex.

That started the investigation which ended with Morrison's arrest Thursday.