A 19-year-old Statesville man has been charged with statutory rape of a child in connection with a relationship that began through Facebook posts, say Iredell County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Devan Lane Black was arrested June 30 and has been charged with two counts of statutory rape of child and statutory sex offense with a child. Bond was set at $300,000.
The incidents occurred in the Castle Creek Road area of Statesville, said investigators. The victim’s family reported the sexual assault, investigators said. The age of the victim was not released.
Black has several cases pending in Iredell County, including an assault with deadly weapon charges and traffic offenses, officials said.