Laf. man charged after having sex with 14-year-old he met online

Levi Ellars (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Levi Ellars (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor after investigators said he had sex with a 14-year-old girl.

According to court documents, Levi Ellars, 18, met the girl on a social media website in July. The girl gave Ellars her address and they later met outside of her dad’s house in the middle of the night.

Both the victim and Ellars told investigators that they had sex in Ellars’ girlfriend’s car that night.

In an interview with investigators, the victim says she told Ellars that she was 14 but that her social media page stated that she was 18.

Court documents state that Ellars admitted to investigators that he was aware that the victim was in the eighth grade and wasn’t 16 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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