Fayetteville man faces statutory rape charge

(Fayetteville Police Department)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fayetteville man has been charged with statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police say.

The charges against Linwood Melvin, 34, of the 3600 block of AB Carter Road, stem from a statutory rape investigation that began Thursday, police say.

Melvin knew the victim, who was 14 at the time of the incident, according to Fayetteville police. Melvin is in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $20,000 secured bond.

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