Raleigh man charged with raping child over period of four years, held on $5 million bond

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Monday, July 23, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man is being held on $5 million bond after police say he raped a child over a four year period, beginning in 2011.

Paul Lee Dwyer, 52, is facing several charges of statutory rape as well as indecent liberties with a child.

According to the arrest warrants, the offenses started in February of 2011 and ended in December of 2015.

The child was 13 years old when the offenses began.

Dwyer is being held on $5 million bond. If released, he is ordered to stay away from the victim.

In court Monday, the judge told him he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Dwyer was a graduate of the Air Force Academy and doesn't have much on his criminal record, other than a charge in 2000 for misuse of a government computer.