A Missouri police officer is facing several felony charges alleging an ongoing sexual relationship with girl who was 14 when their encounters began.

The Daily Journal reported that 29-year-old Quntazi Jones is an officer with the Potosi Police Department. He was charged Oct. 5 with four counts of statutory rape and three counts of statutory sodomy.

His defense attorney, Sarah Jackson, declined on Tuesday to comment on the case.

A probable cause statement alleges the Missouri State Highway Patrol was requested to conduct the investigation into allegations the officer had a relationship with the teenager. The girl told a trooper she had sex with Jones more than 20 times, beginning in April 2017.

Investigators found lewd pictures the two exchanged on the officer’s cellphone.

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