High Shoals man charged in rape of 13-year-old

Gaston County police have charged a 43-year-old High Shoals man with raping a 13-year-old. Michael Brian Eller was also charged with taking indecent liberties. Eller was in the Gaston County Jail on Friday under a $350,000 bond. The sexual assault occurred at Eller’s home, police said. Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Detective R.E. Bloom at 704-866-3320. Joe Marusak