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Raleigh man accused of sex with 15-year-old girl

Posted July 27, 2014

David Lopez-Mendoza

— A Raleigh man was arrested Friday on charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

David Lopez-Mendoza, 22, of 217-A Sheldon Drive, faces three counts each of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child.

Lopez-Mendoza was jailed under a $1.5 million bond.


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  • Brandon White Aug 6, 2014
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    Another issue is cultural. In Mexico this would not be seen as anything wrong if both individuals consented.

  • Brandy Lee Jul 28, 2014
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    Actually that is incorrect. 16 is the legal age of consent in NC. An 18yo and a 15 yr old is a SEX OFFENSE and can be charged as statutory rape (if consensual) but often pled down.

  • 678devilish Jul 28, 2014

    Just wondering why they charge some guys and some are never charge.

  • Tom Smith Jul 28, 2014
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    he looks sad and scared.....

  • mike275132 Jul 28, 2014

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    Explains a lot , If you have a Twenty two year old still in your high school you have a problem.
    Probably most the guys you know are in jail anyway.

  • I Have a Discernible Chin Jul 28, 2014

    Times have changed in just a few decades. Based on this scenario, most of the guys in my high school would be in jail today.

  • A person Jul 28, 2014

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    That is because in the situation you described nothing illegal happened. A 22 year old raping a 15 year old is illegal

  • Johnny Byrd Jul 28, 2014
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    Something wrong with our system.
    An 18 year old adult has sex with a 15 year old girl resulting the death of a new born baby. The girl is arrested and charged while the adult male is not charged with anything.
    This guy is arrested and put under $1.5 million dollar bond, which he SHOULD be.

    Now how about baby daddy?

  • landonsgrampa Jul 28, 2014

    Finally, a bail amount that is appropriate for the charges.