Man charged with statutory rape of a child

Man charged with statutory rape of a child

An Alexander County man has been charged in connection with sexual abuse of a 14-yr-old teen. 

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Austin Ryan Marlow, 21, faces one count of statutory rape of a child less than 15-years-old where the defendant is more than six years older than the child, one count of indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory rape of a child where the defendant is more than four but less than six years older than the child.

Marlow was placed under a $245,480 bond. He was also served with an order for arrest after failing to appear on prostitution charges.

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