Baker County High School football player arrested on sex charge

Wildcats wide receiver had committed to Western Kentucky

By Corley Peel - Reporter

Baker County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lee Graham

MACCLENNY, Fla. - A 19-year-old Baker County High School student was arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

On Monday, Baker County detectives got a tip accusing Lee Graham, of Macclenny, of having an inappropriate relationship with the girl since last month. After investigating, Graham was arrested Wednesday on charges of lewd and lascivious battery with a child under 16.

According to the arrest affidavit, the girl's parents notified the Baker County Sheriff's Office about the relationship. The arrest affidavit states Graham confessed to detectives that he did have sex with the 13-year-old girl once at her home.

Under Florida statutes, any person under age 16 is unable to legally consent to any sexual activity.

Graham, a senior, plays wide receiver for the Wildcats and helped lead his team to the state championship. He is also listed as playing on the school's basketball team.

Graham had scholarship offers from the University of South Florida and Valdosta State, among others and is reported to have verbally committed to Western Kentucky University.

News4Jax reached out to WKU, but was told no one could comment on Graham's arrest because he has not sent in his letter of intent. 

Officials with the Baker County School District could not be reached for comment. 

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