TROY — The Troy Police Department arrested Shaqwille Hickenbottom, 25, of Troy, on Saturday for allegedly having sexual conduct with a 14 year-old female for more than a year.
On Monday, Hickenbottom was arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court on five counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Miami County Muncipal Court Judge Gary Nasal set Hickenbottom’s bond for $100,000 on all charges. Hickenbotttom will appear for a preliminary hearing on May 3.
According to Troy Police Department reports, the victim’s mother used Hickenbottom’s cell phone and discovered text messages and photos of her daughter on his phone. When officers arrived to investigate, Hickenbottom immediately confessed and stated “I did it, take me to jail,” according to the report. After questioning the victim and her mother, Hickenbottom allegedly admitted he had sexual relations with the minor five times over the course of a year.
Hickenbottom remains in the Miami County Jail.
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