Police Arrest Man for Statutory Rape After He Prank Calls 911

An 18-year-old man who police say made a prank phone call about a shooting has been arrested for statutory rape.

David Wayne McCarn II of Bay Minette was charged Friday with second-degree rape and rendering a false alarm. He was being held in the Baldwin County Corrections Center on $11,000 bail.

Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said Baldwin 911 operators received a report that someone had been shot Thursday night.

He said officers traced the call to a teenage girl's cell phone and found her still in bed and McCarn hiding in a closet.

Under Alabama law, a man who is 16 or older who has sex with a girl younger than 16, but older than 12, can be charged with second-degree rape.

If convicted of the Class B felony, McCarn faces two to 20 years in prison.