Columbus Police arrest man accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl

Jerome Washington (CREDIT: Columbus Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police has arrested a man accused of having sex and sending lewd photos to a teenage girl.

Police say 35-year-old Jerome Washington was wanted for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and pandering obscenity involving a minor.

The victim is 15 years old. Police say her mother found evidence and turned it into police.

Police say Washington had a sexual relationship with the teen beginning in the summer of 2017.

He also sent nude video footage of himself to the teen, CPD says.

Washington was arrested early Saturday morning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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