Newport man arrested, charged with statutory rape

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – A Newport man is accused of statutory rape.

Deputies in Carteret County say they arrested 21-year-old David Arias Rodriguez on Wednesday. He’s charged with one count of statutory rape of a 13 year old girl known to him.

Rodriguez is in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

He’s scheduled for a first court appearance on Friday.

No further information is being released due to the age of the victim.

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