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Sheriff: Wake County man charged in rape of child

Posted July 30, 2021 11:58 a.m. EDT

Dana Lynn Dean, 54, turned himself in Friday after a months-long investigation and was being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $1 million bond, the sheriff's office said.

A man has been charged with statutory rape of a child, according to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Dana Lynn Dean, 54, turned himself in Friday after a months-long investigation and was being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $1 million bond, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators said they learned in April that Dean might have sexually assaulted a girl who was under the age of 12 at the time. The assaults ended several years ago, investigators determined.

Dean faces two counts of statutory rape.

No additional information was provided.

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