Prescott area man accused of having sex with teen

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A Prescott Valley man has been was arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct with his ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter.

Prescott Valley police say the 15-year-old girl's mother found text messages on her daughter's phone referring to sexual intercourse with the man.

Police say when the woman confronted her daughter, the teen admitted to having sex with 37-year-old Shawn Shelton. Police obtained a search warrant for Shelton's home and say they found evidence on his computer and drug paraphernalia.

Police believe the relationship had been going on for about a month. Shelton was booked Friday into Yavapai County Jail and faces charges of sexual conduct with a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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