GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man faces felony charges amid allegations he met an underage girl for sex on several occasions, police say.
After one encounter, the man pointed a gun at the victim’s young friend when she became upset with the pair, according to court documents.
Jade Kincade, 20, 8426 N. State Road 9, appeared in Hancock Superior Court 1 this week and pleaded not guilty to the four felony counts he faces.
They are: three Level 5 felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one Level 6 felony count of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.
Kincade is slated to appear in court again Feb. 7.
He was arrested late last week after a 15-year-old girl told police she met the man for sex on three different occasions, according to charging documents. He was 19 at the time, officials said.
In an interview with police, Kincade admitted to having sex with the girl, but he thought the girl was older, according to court documents. She’d told him she was 17, Kincade told investigators.
The girl told police she first met Kincade in October during Greenfield’s annual Riley Festival, court documents state.
In the days that followed, they exchanged text messages and their relationship became sexual, the girl said.
Before their first encounter, the girl said she sneaked out of her home to meet Kincade, and the pair drove around the county before having sex in his car, according to court documents.
Another time, the girl said she sneaked out and she visited Kincade’s home in Greenfield, where they had sex, court documents state.
On another occasion, the girl and a friend both sneaked out of the girl’s home to meet Kincade.
The friend told police the three drove around the county for awhile before Kincade and the girl “pushed her (the friend) out of the car” and made her wait outside while they had sex for about 30 minutes, court documents state.
When the friend got back into the car and realized what had happened between the girl and Kincade, she became upset and refused to talk to them, she told police. A few minutes later, Kincade took a gun out and tapped its barrel on the friend’s head, asking why she wasn’t talking, the girl told police, according to court documents.
When questioned by detectives, Kincade first said he’d never shown the girls his gun. He later admitted he tapped the friend on the top of the head with it, court records state.
Kincade told police once he learned the girl was a minor and once he learned her age, he cut contact with her, charging documents state. But the girl told investigators Kincade was always aware of her young age.
The Level 6 felony Kincade faces carries a penalty of six months to two and a half years and up to $10,000 in fines. He faces one to six years for the Level 5 felonies.