- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - An Alabama man is accused of statutory rape after authorities said he had sex with a Columbus girl when she was 15 years old.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1y4O9iA) that 20-year-old Patrick Kelly of Phenix City was ordered held on $50,000 bond during a Tuesday court hearing in Columbus, Georgia.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecutors say the girl, now 16, was 15 at the time of the alleged crime in April 2014 in Columbus.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com

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