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29-year-old charged with sex with minor

A Fort Wayne man was formally charged Wednesday with three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in a case involving a 15-year-old girl.

Casey R. Chew, 29, of the 5300 block of Seaforth Lane, was accused by the girl of having sex and other sexual contact with her at his home on several occasions between August and December.

When police interviewed Chew, he admitted he had sex with her and that he knew how old she was at the time, the affidavit said. The girl told investigators she felt coerced into having sex with Chew.

cmeyers@jg.net

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