SAVANNAH, GA (December 19, 2016): Today, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Victims Unit arrested a man in connection to the Dec. 4 sexual assault of a female teen that occurred near Whitfield Avenue.

Investigators believe Phillip Sadler, 23, became acquainted with the victim through an online site. Sadler was located in the 5500 block of Abercorn Street and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center without incident.

He is charged with statutory rape and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

This incident remains under investigation by SVU.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact detectives on the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.