Crime & Courts

Lincoln man charged with statutory rape

A Lincolnton man has been accused of having sex with underage girls. Jesus Martinez Moreno, 40, was charged with two felony counts of statutory rape/sexual offense, authorities said.

The offenses involve two 13-year-old girls and took place in May and September 2013, authorities said. Investigators allege Moreno knew the victims.

Moreno was jailed under an $80,000 bond. Steve Lyttle