Update–19-Year-Old Charged With Sex Crimes

Robert Lee Conner

A 19-year-old Manchester man has been charged with sex crimes involving a 12-year-old girl. Robert Lee Conner of Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, has been charged with solicitation of rape of a child and sexual exploitation of a minor with a bond of $200,000. Conner was arrested after a Manchester woman reported to Manchester Police Investigator Stuart Colwell that the man had been sending sexually oriented text messages to her 12-year-old daughter. The report alleges that the two met at a game room in Manchester. After the girl provided her cell phone number to Conner, he allegedly started to send the sexual text comments to the girl. He also allegedly sent pictures of himself naked to the girl and asked her for nude pictures. He allegedly told the girl that he wanted to have sex with her. After Colwell started his investigation into the allegations, he learned that Conner was possibly in the Dayton, Ohio area, so he notified authorities there and notified them that he was wanted in Franklin County for violation of probation there. Ohio authorities located the man and held him for Tennessee authorities. After he was booked into the Franklin County Jail, Colwell and Investigator Jackie Matheny traveled there and read Conner the warrants on the sex charges. Conner has a $200,000 bond on the charges.