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Teens charged with having sex at Discover Mills

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Two teens caught having sex in a Discover Mills Mall bathroom stall this week are facing serious charges, police said Wednesday.

Mall security personnel found the male and female in a bathroom stall near a mall entrance about 4:20 p.m. Monday afternoon, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith, whose agency made the arrests.

The male, age 17, was charged with misdemeanor child molestation, public indecency and disorderly conduct.

The basis for the child molestation charge is that the 15-year-old female is under Georgia's legal age of consent, 16, according to an arrest warrant.

The female was charged with public indecency, disorderly conduct and sodomy, Smith said.

Smith said the sex appears to have been consensual.

"Likely a shopper reported it to (security)," he said.

The male suspect, listed in jail records as a Mountain View High School student, posted $8,200 bond the day after his arrest and was released.