Crime

Charlotte man sentenced to 24 years for raping 13-year-old girl

Charles Augustus Shore Jr.
Charles Augustus Shore Jr. Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office

A Charlotte man was sentenced to at least 24 years in prison this week for raping a 13-year-old girl.

Charles Augustus Shore Jr., 43, was sentenced after a Mecklenburg County Superior Court jury found him guilty of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a child.

Shore was a close friend of the victim’s family who sexually assaulted the girl twice in February 2014, according to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office.

The girl disclosed the assaults after her father found text messages between his daughter and Shore that implied an inappropriate relationship, prosecutors said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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