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Fayetteville man accused of raping teenage girl

Posted March 9, 2012 4:09 p.m. EST

— Fayetteville police arrested a 35-year-old man Friday and charged him with raping a girl who was under the age of 16.

Timothy Lee Leggette, of the 1900 block of Hope Mills Road, met the girl through a friend of the family and had sex with her multiple times from February through July 2011, according to police.

He is charged with 22 counts of statutory rape, 23 counts of indecent liberties with a minor, one count of crimes against nature and one count of statutory sex offense, which are all felonies.

He was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $575,000 secured bond.