LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — A Lawrenceburg man on probation for a 2011 statutory rape conviction is back in jail after reportedly having sex with the girl again and having nude photos of her on his cellphone, officials said.
Clinton Brant Neal, 19, Maddox Town Road, Lawrenceburg, is charged with two counts of statutory rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Lawrenceburg police detective Capt. Don Laws said Tuesday.
Laws said Neal was arrested on the charges Monday. He said the allegations involve a 15-year-old girl.
“It’s the same girl he was having a relationship with when she was 13, the last time he was arrested and convicted (of statutory rape),” Laws said.
Investigators said it appears the relationship started back up a couple of weeks ago.
“(The relationship) could have been longer, but at this point, from what we have been able to determine, it looks like they had been seeing each other again for about two weeks,” Laws said.
He said family members notified police Monday when the girl missed school.
“Once we got the call, we started looking for her,” Laws said. “After we had been looking for her, we went to Neal’s residence and found her there with him.”
He said at the time of Neal’s arrest, investigators confiscated his cellphone and “that’s when we found the nude photos.”
Reports indicate Neal is still on probation from the 2011 conviction.
Neal is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on bail of $141,000.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.