Patrick Potter
Patrick Potter

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a Massachusetts man is in custody after having sex with an underage New Hampshire girl.

Nashua police say 23-year-old Patrick Potter, of Lowell, Mass., was arrested this week on two counts of felonious sex assault and nine counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The Nashua Telegraph reports a 15-year-old girl reported the relationship in August, telling investigators they had sex in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Police say the teen met Potter about a year ago and they began exchanging online and mobile messages.

Court records say Potter told police he thought the girl was 16, but "subconsciously" knew she was not of legal age.

Potter was arraigned Thursday and held on $200,000 cash bail. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.nashuatelegraph.com