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Hope Mills man charged with raping teen

Posted December 31, 2008 2:47 p.m. EST

— A Hope Mills man has been charged in connection with alleged sex crimes involving a 17-year-old girl, authorities said Wednesday.

Stephen Craig Lewis, 20, of 6515 Causeway St., was arrested early Wednesday at this home and was charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sex offense. He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond.

The girl told investigators that Lewis forced himself on her when she went to his home Tuesday evening to watch television.