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Granite Falls man convicted, sentenced on 2013 statutory rape charges

CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV ) -

A Granite Falls man was convicted and sentenced Monday on sex charges that occurred between 2011 and 2013.

Phillip Matthew Bright, 40, was convicted of three counts of felony statutory rape of a 13, 14, 15-year-old. He was sentenced to serve no less than 460 months and no more than 621 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.

Officials say the crimes took place between 2011 and 2013. Authorities were notified in December of 2013 and an investigation began.

Bright, upon his release, will be required to register with the NC Sex Offender Registry and be subjected to satellite-based monitoring for the remainder of his life.

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