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Newton man charged with rape

A Newton man was charged with rape Friday and more charges could be pending, according to officials.

Troy Daniel Hamilton, 36, was charged with first degree rape and first degree sexual assault following an investigation that began Monday, Newton police said.

The incident was reported by the 32-year-old alleged victim, according to officials.

During their investigation, detectives said they found several precursors of methamphetamine production, and more charges could be pending.

Hamilton was taken to the Catawba County Detention Center and is being held under $100,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 2.

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