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Vass man accused of raping teen

Posted February 8, 2011
Updated February 9, 2011

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— Moore County sheriff's investigators arrested a 29-year-old Vass man on Sunday and charged him with statutory rape.

Diego Lopez-Lopez, of 268 McKeithen Road, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, whose family had been reported her missing from Lexington County, S.C., according to Sheriff Lane Carter

The teen was returned safely to her family in South Carolina.

Investigators said the girl thought of Lopez as her boyfriend.

Lopez was placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 24 in Moore County District Court in Carthage.

Charges were pending in South Carolina.

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  • covertpamela70 Feb 14, 2011

    Send him someplace!

  • GWALLY Feb 8, 2011

    ..."How is $50,000 going to protect anyone from this alleged sexual deviant until his trial?..."

    This type of behavior is not considered "deviant" where he is from...and where he will be again if they will crack those cell doors just a little bit....!!!

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Feb 8, 2011

    Legal, legal, legal, I am sick and tired of people posting statements about wonder if he is legal, ok so of course if he is illegal it is wrong, we all know that, but post about the issue, don't get off on another tangent.

  • bombayrunner Feb 8, 2011

    RB-1
    he still has to find 5k to get out. ... a run for his LIFE!!

  • bombayrunner Feb 8, 2011

    dont worry if he's legal, worry if he's guilty and gonna spent the rest of his life in the can next to yo-daddy!

  • Boot-the-DC-Tyrant Feb 8, 2011

    You can probably be rest assured that this "man" is NOT from Vass, if he's even from the US.

    And they want to give amnesty to these people and just let whomever in here to do whatever they want, no questions asked.

    This guy is sludge. Wash him down the drain.

  • RB-1 Feb 8, 2011

    "Diego was placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond."

    Bonds on offenses against children, or the elderly or disabled, should never be less than $1 million.

    How is $50,000 going to protect anyone from this alleged sexual deviant until his trial?

  • Coach K is still GREAT Feb 8, 2011

    I wonder if he's here legally... Might want to check that out too.

  • emeraldangeleyes Feb 8, 2011

    disgusting individuals

  • mochabrown Feb 8, 2011

    Looks older than 29. Lock him up and let him be someone's girlfriend in prison. I'm sure he will know the pain he put that young girl through.

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