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Cherryville teen charged in rape of Lincoln teen

Staff Writer

A Cherryville teen raped a young western Lincoln County girl he met on Facebook this past summer, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies charged Robert William Carl Weaver, 19, of 6613 Highway 182, Tuesday morning with one felony count of statutory rape of a person 13-, 14- or 15-years-old by a defendant six years older than the victim, according to an agency press release.
One of the victim’s relatives notified the Sheriff’s Office of the rape.
Weaver and the victim met on Facebook sometime between Aug. 1 and Sept. 20, deputies said.
The incident occurred at his residence after he picked the girl up from her home on the county’s western end.
The victim was one of more than 1,200 individuals Weaver had befriended through the social networking site, the release said. In addition, most of his Facebook “friends” were teen girls, the release said.
Weaver has since posted a $9,900 secured bond.

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