Siloam Springs man admits to sex with young teen, police say

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A Northwest Arkansas man is accused of being sexually indecent with a juvenile.

Tristan Ray Moose, 18, was arrested by Siloam Springs police Tuesday on suspicion of sexual indecency with a child and distributing, possession or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A woman went to the Siloam Springs Police Department and reported that Moose had been having a sexual relationship with her young teen daughter, according to the affidavit.

Police interviewed the teen. The teen told police that she and Moose had sex multiple times in Moose’s car while parked in the Siloam Springs High School parking lot. The teen told police that Moose was a high school graduate, the affidavit states.

The teen told police that Moose was aware of her age and that she and Moose exchanged nude photos of each other through Snapchat, the affidavit states.

Police spoke with Moose, who said he dated the teen for a month or two and that they had sex multiple times. Moose said he was aware of the girl’s young age, according to the affidavit.

Moose admitted to exchanging nude photographs with the teen, the affidavit states.

Moose was booked into the Benton County Detention Center.

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