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Man arrested for rape of 15-yr-old, deputies say

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ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Statesville man has been arrested for the statutory rape of a 15-year-old, according to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office.

Jerry Paul Manuel, Jr., 27, was arrested on April 17 on one count of statutory rape of a fifteen year old by a person who is at least six years older than the victim.

Deputies completed the investigation on April 10, and the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and Statesville Police Department arrested Manuel.

He was taken to the Alexander County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday, April 22.

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