Man charged with raping 7-year-old

SILER CITY Charles Perkinson of Siler City is charged with one felony count of statutory rape and one felony count of child abuse. He was arrested last week.

According to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, it began investigating the case when detectives received information from the victim's mother, who lives in Clinton.

The woman said her 7-year-old son told her Perkinson sexually assaulted him.

Investigators say the incident probably took place earlier this year in Siler City.

Perkinson is being held under a $95,000 bond. His court date is scheduled for June 29.

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