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Kannapolis man now faces rape charges

A 22-year-old Kannapolis man charged this week in a sexual assault involving a 12-year-old now faces rape charges.

Kannapolis police today charged David Avila Garcia of Baron Ridge Road with two counts of first-degree rape. On Wednesday, Garcia was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.

Officers started investigating the case on Tuesday. No additional charges are expected, police said.

Garcia was being held today in the Rowan County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond.

Sgt. C.R. Nesbitt is handling questions and information on the case: 704-920-4022.