NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An employee of a ranch is under arrest for the rape of a 15-year-old girl who once got horseback riding lessons from him.
Police Thursday said 46-year-old Marc Cruz gave the teen riding lessons at A Cowboy Town northwest of the city.
Detectives said he portrayed himself as having connections to the music industry and wanted to manage her singing career.
He is accused of having sex with the teen three times in secluded areas of the ranch.
Cruz is charged with three counts of aggravated statutory rape.
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