Man Alleged To Have Given Minor Drugs; Sexually Assaulted Her

Published by The Bee News

March 20, 2018

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TOPOCK—A Topock man was arrested Monday after an investigation into a report of alleged drug and sexual assault on a minor was investigated by the Mohave County Sheriff’s office.

James Karl Lauver Jr., 36, of Topock is facing 28 felony charges, seven of which are sexual misconduct with a minor after police alleged he provided the minor female illegal drugs, sexually and physically assaulted her, said Mohave County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Anita Mortensen.

Mortensen said when questioned, Lauver reportedly admitted to knowing the victim’s age—under the age of 16—and having sexual intercourse with her.

He is being held at the Mohave County jail in Kingman.

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