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Man charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Investigators have charged a Lincoln County man with sexually assaulting a teenage girl more than two years ago.

Jermiah Lee Mitchell, 37, of Denver, was charged with one felony count of statutory rape and with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, the alleged victim was 15 when the assault happened more than two years ago. The assault Mitchell is accused of happened at a home in Iron Station with a girl Mitchell knew.

Mitchell turned himself in to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and was released on $50,000 bond.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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