A Jackson County man has been arrested after impregnating his 13-year-old girlfriend.
Brian Belcher, 23, of Ripley, turned himself into deputies on Tuesday.
Deputies charged Belcher with third-degree sexual assault.
Belcher impregnated his girlfriend when she was 13-years-old. The girl is now 14, according to Det. Sgt. Eric Cullen.
The girl's mother took the couple to South Carolina in January to get married, according to Det. Sgt. Cullen.
Child Protective Services notified deputies of the relationship.
Belcher will be transported to South Central Regional Jail. His bond is set at $50,000. He faces a penalty of up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
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