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Chapel Hill couple charged in rape of child

Posted July 26, 2010 3:43 p.m. EDT

— A Chapel Hill man was indicted Monday on charges he had sex with the underage daughter of a woman he was living with, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office said.

Martin Delgado-Ramirez, 32, faces felony charges of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. He was being held on $10,000 secured bond at the Chatham County jail.

The girl's mother faces a charge of felony child abuse.

Authorities were tipped off to the allegations by the Department of Social Services, said Maj. Gary Blankenship, a sheriff's office spokesman.