Registered violent sex offender lived with, raped teen for a year, police say

Registered violent sex offender lived with, raped teen for a year, police say
Frederick Horton

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A convicted violent sex offender was charged with raping a 15-year-old, according to Memphis Police Department.

The victim’s mother told police that she allowed Frederick Horton to live at her home because of a hardship in his family.

Horton, 42, had been living at the home for a year when the girl's mother suspected her daughter was being raped.

Police said Horton confessed to raping the teen for a year. He’s charged with aggravated statutory rape and violating the sex offender registry act.

Horton is registered as a violent sex offender against children due to an aggravated sexual battery charge on a minor. He was convicted in 2008.

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