Springer Guest Arrested

updated 04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/23/1997 12:00AM

Brandon Parks, 19, was charged with criminal sexual abuse of a minor after authorities watched him appear on a "Heartbreaking Betrayals" segment of "The Jerry Springer Show" with his pregnant, 15-year-old girlfriend, reports the Associated Press. Parks, who was busted in his residential trailer park, was 18 at the time that the show was taped last October. On the program, Parks admitted having to having sex with the girl, according to police. (The age of consent in Illinois is 17.) He also accused her of having sex with two other adults, both of whom were subsequently arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of sexual abuse of a minor, police also said.

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