Naples man arrested, accused of having sex with underage girl

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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Richard Mortimer Bernstein was arrested Friday for reportedly having sex with an underage girl multiple times and texting her nude pictures of himself.

According to a Collier County Sheriff’s report, the victim reported that she was in a sexual relationship with Bernstein on Friday.

She told deputies that she had stayed at his house last weekend, which is when the two had their last “sexual encounter.”

During an interview, a DCF investigator asked the girl about bruising on her neck and she said they were ‘hickies’ from last weekend.

The victim told deputies she met Bernstein about two months ago. The 43-year-old started communicating with the teen through the app, Kik.

The victim said Bernstein would get her drunk and take her into his bedroom where they would have sex.

Deputies said they found nude pictures of the Bernstein and the victim on her phone.

Bernstein was arrested on charges for lewd lascivious battery/sexual activity with a person 12 to 15 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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