The Newport Police Department received information that Christopher Allen Cobe, age 25 of Newport, had sexual intercourse with a 15 year-old female at a Newport motel.
Police say Cobe and the 15 year old female met on an “18-year-old-and-over” social media/dating site. On the website, Cobe identified himself as 21 years old. Cobe and the female developed a relationship by messages, texts, and phone calls. They met in person shortly before Christmas 2014, and again on 01/02/2015 at the motel where Cobe had rented a room.
Police say Cobe and the girl engaged in sexual intercourse multiple times over a two-day period. During that weekend, Cobe was told the female was actually 15 years old. Investigators say Cobe and the female engaged in sexual intercourse again after the female’s age was disclosed.
During the investigation it was also learned Cobe had engaged in online messaging with a 12 year-old female. He continued to contact the 12 year-old female even after the parent had told him the female’s age and to not have contact with her.
Cobe was arrested January 15th and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:
* Rape 3rd Degree
* Sodomy 3rd Degree
* Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree
* Contributing to Sexual Delinquency of a Minor
* Giving Liquor to a Minor.
Cobe’s bail was set at $250,000.
Anyone with information regarding this case, or other inappropriate contact between Christopher Cobe and juveniles, is asked to contact Det. Mitch France at the Newport Police Department, 541-574-3348.