HURRICANE — A 39-year-old Hurricane man was arrested Tuesday and charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
During a police investigation, the girl told officers that she had been having sex with Scott Maurice Covington, Hurricane City Police Officer Ralei Morris wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
During a follow-up interview with witnesses and Covington, it was confirmed that the girl had sexual relations with Covington, Morris said.
Covington was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony for sex offense with a 14-15 year old.
The investigation is still ongoing, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said, and more information on the alleged offense is still being collected.
Covington was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. Required bail is currently set at $5,000.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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