Man admits relationship with teen facing sex charges

Man admits relationship with teen facing sex charges

BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) - 23-year-old Zach Ramsey is finally facing a Judge in Cleveland after he confessed last month to Cleveland 19's reporter Scott Taylor on camera that he had a previous sexual relationship with a 15 year old girl from Brooklyn, Ohio before she went missing for 23 days.

The teen, who we will not identify, has now confirmed the relationship after Ramsey confessed.

Back on December 14th of last year Zach Ramsey said this: 'We did have a relationship at one point but it was very brief. I realized I was too old and I was doing something wrong so I just basically ended it so it was just wrong so I stopped.'

The 15-year-old vanished from her home in November. After a nationwide search which included help from actor Nicolas Cage and CNN'S Nancy Grace... the teen was located by the FBI in a home in Missouri with help from two private detectives.

A 41-year-old man is now in custody charged in her disappearance that went from a runway to her being held against her will.

Zach Ramsey is facing 11 counts including unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He plead not guilty.

A Judge set Ramsey's bond at $10,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the victim.

Ramsey's attorney tried to get the bond reduced but the judge didn't agree.

The 23-year-old did show that he had some remorse last month.

"I shouldn't of done it.  It was a stupid decision and it should not have happened in the first place," Ramsey said.

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