According to charging documents, Otto was harboring a teenage runaway from Shelby, and that they were living in a tent on a friend of Otto's property after two months of electronic messaging through Facebook. It was noted in the affidavit that incidents took place in which Otto touched her in private areas and that they had showered together, but that no sexual contact had taken place. To the contrary, the victim said that she had been having sex with Otto over the past week. They also reportedly exchanged nude photos of one another.
After agreeing to speak with the police, Otto reportedly admitted to oral sex and intercourse taking place in the tent and in Otto's truck.