MARIETTA - A Belpre man is out on bond after being charged this week with having sex with a teenage family member.
Allan S. Varner Jr., 44, of 316 Drag Strip Road was arrested Tuesday evening on a third-degree felony charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, according to a release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The alleged victim, a 14-year-old girl, reported to police last month she was spending the night at Varner's home earlier this year when he engaged in sexual intercourse with her, the release says. Interviewed by a sheriff's detective, Varner initially denied the accusation but later admitted engaging in sex acts with the victim on two occasions at his home, according to the release.
Sheriff Larry Mincks said the case remains under investigation but he does not believe there are other victims.
Varner was released from the Washington County Jail after posting a $15,000 bond.