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$10,000 bail set for man accused of sex with teen

Cash bail of $10,000 has been set for a Superior man who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old after giving her methamphetamine.

Nicklus Joseph Turner, 25, faces felony counts of child enticement, contribute to the delinquency of a child, exposing genitals and exposing a child to harmful material as well as one misdemeanor count of sexual intercourse with a child. He made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court Tuesday, Jan. 29 and remains in custody in the Douglas County Jail.

According to the criminal complaint, Turner asked a 16-year-old female co-worker to drive him to a home in Superior to get drugs, as she had access to a vehicle and he did not. When they drove back to his home, Turner invited the teen inside and convinced her to try ecstasy, then told her it was actually methamphetamine.

Turner then asked the female to drive him to a parking lot on Barker's Island and had sex with her in the vehicle. The teen told Superior Police Officer Jeff Felton with the Superior Police Department that she didn't want to have sex with him, but felt she had to comply.

A search of the teen's phone showed Turner has been sending her messages, including a sexually graphic picture, and trying to make plans to meet again.

Turner reportedly told officers that he he didn't know how old the female was until after he had provided her with methamphetamine and had sex with her.

If convicted, the child enticement charge carries the largest potential penalty — up to 25 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000. Turner's next court appearance was set for Tuesday, Feb. 6.