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A Connelly Springs man has been charged with statutory rape.

Branden Lee McCall, 21, of 2186 Kite St. in Connelly Springs, was charged with felony statutory rape of a person under the age of 15 or younger, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

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The arrest came after detectives launched an investigation Thursday into a statutory rape allegation, the release said. McCall was arrested after interviews were conducted.

A records check on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website didn’t show any previous convictions for McCall.

He was held under a $200,000 secured bond, according to the release. He has a court appearance Monday.

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