22-year-old Jose Antonio Garcia-Franco went to the apartments on Millwood Drive, where his minor ex-girlfriend resides, to make amends with her and her family on December 4th. Officers arrived and spoke with the minor victim, who stated she had been dating Garcia-Franco for about a year. She advised she is 17 years old and that they have been sexually active for the entirety of their relationship.
Garcia-Franco was transported and interviewed at Metro Nashville Police Department headquarters. He stated he lived with the victim and her family at their apartment. He advised that he knows that the victim is 17 years old and asked for her parent’s permission to date her, which they granted. Garcia-Franco and the victim had sexual intercourse approximately 30 times throughout their relationship. He said that he returned to the residence to make amends with the parents to continue their relationship, but they instead called the police.
The victim’s mother advised that Garcia-Franco lived with her family for about a year and that he and her daughter began dating and having sexual intercourse. She stated the relationship ended about two months ago, and Garcia-Franco came by to make amends, but she called the police. Garcia-Franco was transported for a mandatory HIV blood draw and was taken into custody for statutory rape.