Lakeland, Florida -- A man has been charged with multiple counts of lewd battery on a 15-year-old girl.
Lakeland Police say the girl's parents became aware of the alleged relationship between 20-year-old Demonte Tyrell Cheeks and their daughter and tried to end it on their own.
The girl's mother called police after she found him in their home on Sept. 4. Cheeks told police the two began their relationship in December 2011.
Cheeks has been charged with 5 counts of Lewd Battery on a Child under 16. He's also charged with 5 counts of Lewd Molestation of a Child under 16.