Man Jailed For Allegedly Having Sex With A 12-Year-Old

A 24-year-old Miller County man is now behind bars for allegedly having so-called "consensual sex" with a 12-year-old.

Anthony carter is charged with two counts of rape.

Even though the 12-year-old female says they were in a relationship, because of her age she is not old enough to make that decision.

Possible charges against Carter are also pending in Caddo Parish for an alleged incident that also occurred in Oil City between him and the 12-year-old female.

Sheriff's deputies say an anonymous tip to the state's child abuse hotline led authorities to the alleged abuse.

Carter is in Miller County Jail with a bond set at $200,000.