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Burke man accused of having sex with teen girl

A Burke County man was arrested Thursday and charged with having sex with a teenage girl he allegedly met online.

Herbert Spencer Kidwell Jr., 43, of Drexel, has been charged with three counts of felony statutory rape, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators allege Kidwell met the girl in an online chatroom, then convinced her to have sex several times.

Kidwell was jailed under $250,000 bond.

Burke County investigators said there might be additional victims. They ask anyone with information about the suspect or his activities to call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5506.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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