A Smyrna man is charged with five counts of statutory rape after authorities say he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor.
Authorities began investigating 20-year-old Jacob Belcher in late May. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered Belcher developed a relationship with a teen he met online.
The pair are said to have engaged in sexual activity several times at or near the teen’s home in Jackson County.
Belcher is charged with five counts of statutory rape. He turned himself into authorities in Jackson County Friday and has since been released on $5,000 bail.