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Huntersville man charged with statutory rape

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

Huntersville Police have arrested John Michael Turner, 43, in connection with a statutory rape case.

According to police, Turner, of Glengarrie Lane in Huntersville, may have had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female. Turner later confessed to the crime during questioning, police said.

Turner has been charged with statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14 or 15 years old as well as a statutory sexual offense against a person who is 13, 14 or 15 years old. Additional charges may be filed later, police said.

Turner is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Randy Gardner at 704-464-5400.

Arriero: 704-804-2637 On Twitter: @earriero
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