The father of a 13-year-old Conway girl contacted authorities on Tuesday after discovering through Facebook that his daughter was engaging in a relationship with a 22-year-old infantry soldier from Vilonia.

LaTresha Woodruff, public relations officer with Conway Police Department, said the man believed from reading the messages that the relationship was sexual in nature.

The father told police he also believed the girl had been previously involved with a 22-year-old man in another state.

Woodruff said the girl was interviewed and told officers that the pair had “made out,” but denied ever having any sexual contact with the man.

The incident was reported to the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division.

Woodruff said investigators are working to locate the man for interview.

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