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Man accused of having sex with teenager

— A 19-year-old man has been accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy, according to a report issued this week.

Jacob Edward Terry, 19, 3223 Dolphin Drive, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant and charged with lewd/lascivious behavior.

The arrest came after authorities received a report of a possible relationship between the adult male and the teenager.

The teen told authorities he had sex with the older male several times, beginning when he was 14, the report said.