Deputies: Man had sexual contact with 12 year-old

A Scott County Missouri man admitted to deputies of inappropriate contact with a 12 year-old.  He was arrested and charged with sex crimes.

During their investigation, deputies discovered Zachary Neal, 23, of Sikeston, met the 12 year-old through a social media website.  They say sexual related conversations over the internet eventually lead to Neal meeting the victim at the victim’s home. Deputies say Neal had sexual contact the victim.

Contact between Neal and the 12 year-old continued until a family member discovered correspondence between the two.  Neal is charged with statutory sodomy and enticement of a child.
He was interviewed by an investigator Friday afternoon and admitted to the sexual contacts.

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