On 8/15/13 the family of a 14 yoa female contacted BCSO investigators regarding her being sexually involved with an 18 year old male and another 19 year old male. The alleged incidents occurred in the Brooklet and Statesboro areas. Investigation by Inv John Quattlebaum led to the identification of Christopher Michael Newton and Justin Cody Williams as the two male participants in the activity. Newton was arrested and charged with Felony statutory rape and fornication. Williams was arrested and charged with Misdemeanor statutory rape and fornication. The difference in the severity of the stat rape charges stems from the age differences between the suspects and the victim. The 14 year old female was also charged with fornication and unruly juvenile.
After these arrests, a 16 yoa female acquaintance of one of the suspects was found to be contacting the 14 yoa female attempting to influence her testimony. The 16 yoa female was arrested and charged with attempting to influence a witness.