MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A 24-year-old man has been arrested for picking up a 16-year-old girl from school, during class hours, and taking her to a hotel to have sex.
An affidavit says Jose Mata knew the girl was 16 when he picked her up on Friday, October 7, 2011, and took her to a motel near the intersection of Stage Road and Austin Peay Highway. The document says the two had consensual sex at the motel and then Mata took the girl back to school.
The victim told police about the incident after she got back to school.
Mata admitted to the crime and was arrested, having been charged with statutory rape.