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Report: Teen signs off Facebook to be jailed for rape of 11-year-old girl

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A man is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center on a bond of $150,000 bond for a charge of first degree statutory rape.

Brandon Lee Shumake, 18, was booked into the jail just after 7:00 pm Tuesday night.

On his Facebook page Shumake says he is a firefighter with a local volunteer fire department. His most recent post is from late Tuesday afternoon and it simply says "Off fb for a while bye everyone i love u babe."

According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff's Office, Shumake is accused of twice having sex with a girl who was 11 years old at the time.

Deputies say the investigation began when a student at a local middle school showed another student a picture on her phone of male genitalia. A teacher found out about the picture and reported it to the principal.

Investigators and the principal met with the student who told them that the picture was taken by Robert Nichols, 26, and that while the two had exchanged pictures, they had not engaged in sexual activity.

The girl then told investigators that she did have sexual activity with Shumake.

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