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Man charged with having sex with underage teen behind Lincoln Co. drugstore

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Darrick Wayne Fowler (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Darrick Wayne Fowler (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
DENVER, NC (WBTV) -

A Catawba County man was arrested on sexual assault charges after investigators say he was having sex with an underage teenager in a car behind a Denver drug store.

Darrick Wayne Fowler, 24, of Newton, is charged with one count of statutory rape of a 13,14, or 15 year old by a defendant six years older and crime against nature, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

The incident was reported Saturday around 4:30 a.m. at the CVS Pharmacy on Webbs Road in Denver.

Officers found a partially clothed male and female inside the vehicle.

The male, identified as Fowler, said he and the female were only sitting in the vehicle talking, according to the release.

The female originally said she was 19 years old but then admitted that she was only 14 years old.  

Both individuals admitted to having a sexual encounter while in the vehicle.

The mother of the female was contacted and the juvenile turned over to her.

Fowler was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $125,000 secured bond.

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