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Fayetteville Police Send Warning to Adults

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FAYETTEVILLE — In Fayetteville, police are warningadults about obeying laws. The law they have in mind states that ignoranceis not an excuse. Police say they've noticed a disturbing trend in thenumber of statutory rape cases in the area.

They say part of the problem is teenage girls who lie about their age.Police warn that if a person has sex with a minor, even if it's consensual,that person may face statutory rape charges under North Carolina law.

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