54-year-old man admits to having sex with teen for 1 year, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 54-year-old man admitted he had sex with a teen and that he knew she was underage, police said.

The teen, 15, said her relationship with Christopher Woods went on for a year, before her mother learned what was happening, according to the arrest affidavit.

The victim’s mother saw text messages between Woods and her daughter where the two talked about having sex, police said.

She then called the police.

Police said the sexual relationship between the teen and Woods began when she was 14.

They both attended the same church, and at one point, Woods even convinced her to sneak out the house at 1 a.m. to meet him., MPD said.

After he was picked up by the police, detectives said he admitted that he knew the victim was 15-years-old and that the two had sex.

Wood’s bond is set at $100,000.