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Lincolnton man charged with sex assault against a child, investigators say

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Jesus Martinez Moreno (Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office) Jesus Martinez Moreno (Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

A Lincoln County man was arrested Thursday on statutory rape charges, investigators say.

Jesus Martinez Moreno, 40, of Lincolnton, is charged with two felony counts of statutory rape/sexual offense of a 13, 14, or 15 year old by a defendant at least six years older.

The incidents, which involved two juveniles, allegedly occurred in May and September of 2013 at a residence in western Lincoln County.  

Both female victims were 13 years old.  The suspect knew the victims.

Moreno was arrested without incident and taken before a Lincoln County magistrate on Thursday.  
He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under an $80,000 secured bond.

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