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Deputies: Man arrested at Kmart after having sex with teen he met online

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BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Burke County man is in jail after detectives say he was having sex with a 14-year-old he met online.

Hubert Spencer Kidwell, Jr., 43, of Drexel, was arrested at work on Thursday morning, nearly a week after an investigation began.

According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, investigators received a report of a sexual assault on a juvenile last Friday. After a series of interviews with the victim, deputies were able to identify Kidwell as the suspect.

Kidwell, who is a loss prevention officer at Kmart, met the girl in a chatroom and authorities say he lured her to have sex.

The incidents reportedly took place between October 1 and November 8.

He was taken before the Burke County Magistrate and given a $250,000 secured bond. He was charged with three counts of statutory rape of a 13,14, or 15-year-old.

Investigators say they believe there may be additional victims in this case.  Detectives are asking the public that if they have any concerns and are familiar with this individual and any criminal activity he might be involved in, to please call the Burke County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 828-438-5506.

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