Claremore man arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook

CLAREMORE, Okla. - A Claremore man was arrested after he allegedly met a 13-year-old girl for sex.

Rogers County officials say Harley R. McFarland made contact with the girl through Facebook. The two met Thursday at Lauchbaugh Park in Claremore and are reported to have had oral and sexual intercourse.

Officials say the girl's parents found the messages from McFarland on her cellphone and called the police.

Upon questioning, McFarland admitted to meeting the girl and having oral and sexual intercourse, authorities say, adding McFarland thought girl was 17.

McFarland is being held on a $25,000 bond for sodomy of victim under 16 years old and $50,000 for first-degree rape. There is a no contact order.

His court date is set for May 8.

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