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December 12, 2013

Athens man accused of sexual contact with 13-year-old girl

ATHENS — An Athens man accused of subjecting a 13-year-old girl to sexual contact has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said today.

Athens Police Investigator Eric White arrested Marcos Pablo Cortez, 25, of 207 Fourth Ave., on the sexual abuse charge Wednesday night, records show. The alleged victim is not related to Cortez but they are acquaintances, the chief said.

The victim's mother had called police and asked to talk to an officer about her daughter, Johnson said.

"Officer Brandon Colburn responded and talked with the victim," The chief said. "She told Colburn about Cortez touching her at inappropriate places."

The alleged incident occurred at a dwelling on Fourth Avenue, Johnson said.

The Athens-Limestone Children’s Advocacy Center assisted in the investigation.

Cortez was booked at the Police Department and released after posting bail of $1,000.

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