NEWARK, Ohio (WTVN) --A Newark man has admitted having sex with a 13 year old girl at her home in Pataskala.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office has charged Tony Patete, 20, with rape.

Detectives say their investigation began on May 23.  Patete was arrested early Friday.

They say additional charges in the case may be filed by the Licking County Prosecutor's Office.