Lenoir man accused of sex with girl, 14

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

A Lenoir man was arrested Friday and accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Lincoln County girl in March 2012, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

Matthew Chad Beaver, 35, of Perry Lane was charged with two felony counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14-, or 15-year-old victim by a defendant six years older, and two felony counts of statutory sex offense of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old victim by a defendant six years older.

The incident was reported by the Lincoln County Department of Social Services on Feb. 10, a press release by the sheriff's office said. Investigators say Beaver knew the girl and that the incidents occurred at the girl’s home.

Beaver’s bond was set at $160,000.