Police have charged a 16-year-old male with misdemeanor statutory rape after investigating reports of a sexual encounter between the suspect and a 15-year-old girl.

The alleged incident happened earlier this week at Clarke Central High School.

Athens-Clarke County police said it has video footage of the alleged incident. The Clarke County school system contracted police after they reviewed the surveillance video.

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The age of consent in Georgia is 16.

The case has been turned over to the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court system.