Discovery of text messages leads to OR rape arrest

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A discovery of inappropriate text messages on a 14-year-old girl's cell phone led police to arrest a 25-year-old Eugene man on rape charges.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports that (http://bit.ly/xIJE97) parents uncovered the texts then promptly called police, which launched an investigation.

Officers arrested Jeremy Gene Kautz on 21 counts each of third-degree rape, third-degree sexual abuse and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.

He also faces charges of using a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct, among other charges.

Police say their investigation led them to a second 14-year-old girl.