EL RENO — An El Reno man accused of engaging in a long-term sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl is in the Canadian County jail with bail set at $185,000.
Joseph Hill, 28, was arrested July 11 after state Department of Human Services workers alerted sheriff's investigators that Hill had sent a text message containing a nude photograph of the to various people, including the girl, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
The victim was living with foster parents who intercepted the photos.
The victim told investigators she and Hill had been in a sexual relationship since she was 12, and that he had provided drugs to her on a regular basis, including marijuana, alcohol and methamphetamines, according to the news release.
She told deputies the two slept, showered and lived together as a married couple and she wore a ring signifying they were betrothed to one another for life.
According to the news release, Hill submitted to a polygraph test administered by a federal agent and confessed to illegal acts with the minor child. The girl's mother confessed to allowing Hill and her daughter to carry on the illegal sexual relationship in her home, concealing it from DHS and law enforcement, and buying condoms for the two, the news release states.
The mother also was arrested with bail set at $10,000.