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Vass man accused of raping teen

Posted February 8, 2011 9:20 a.m. EST
Updated February 9, 2011 11:32 a.m. EST

— Moore County sheriff's investigators arrested a 29-year-old Vass man on Sunday and charged him with statutory rape.

Diego Lopez-Lopez, of 268 McKeithen Road, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, whose family had been reported her missing from Lexington County, S.C., according to Sheriff Lane Carter

The teen was returned safely to her family in South Carolina.

Investigators said the girl thought of Lopez as her boyfriend.

Lopez was placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 24 in Moore County District Court in Carthage.

Charges were pending in South Carolina.