Maricopa man arrested for sexual conduct with a 16-year-old

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MARICOPA - The following is a press release from the Pinal County Sheriff's office:

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office Persons Crimes detectives are investigating a case of sexual conduct with a minor, stalking and exploitation of a minor.

The 15-year-old victim reported that Greg Andersen, 45, of Maricopa, has been having sexual relations with her multiple times over a six-month period. The victim reported that Andersen also took nude photographs of her and then placed some of the photographs on a Web site.

The victim stated that she recently returned the cell phone Andersen had bought her, left the state and obtained another cell phone to which Andersen would not have the number. However, Andersen, who is a senior engineer for Verizon, was able to get her new phone number, which was also a Verizon number.

While the victim was out of state, Andersen purchased a car and told the victim is was for her. He also reportedly asked the victim to marry him on different occasions, though Andersen is currently married.

On Sept. 3, 2008, Andersen was booked into the Pinal County Jail on multiple charges and a search warrant was served on his residence on West Jean, outside of Maricopa. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be pending.