P.V. man behind bars for having sex with ex-girlfriend's teen daughter

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Shawn Shelton allegedly had a sexual relationship with his ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter. By Alicia Barron Shawn Shelton allegedly had a sexual relationship with his ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter. By Alicia Barron

PRESCOTT VALLEY – A man has been taken into custody for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with his ex-girlfriend’s teenage daughter.

Prescott Valley police were contacted by a woman who was worried a man was having sexual conduct with her 15-year-old daughter.

The girl’s mother had reportedly looked through her daughter’s phone and found text messages from an adult male identified as the mother’s 37-year-old ex-boyfriend, Shawn Shelton.

According to police, the text messages referred to sexual acts Shelton had committed on the teen. The girl reportedly confirmed the information when her mother confronted her about the text messages.

During the police investigation, the victim confessed to several incidents over the past month where she and the suspect engaged in sexual intercourse.

A search warrant was served at Shelton’s home and detectives located a computer and drug paraphernalia which they took as evidence.

Shelton is currently at the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde. He faces three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.