DENVER, N.C. -- A Denver man is facing statutory rape charges based on accusations of an incident that took place more than two years ago.

Jeremiah Lee Mitchell, 37, turned himself in to the Lincoln County magistrate's office following the filing of charges against him.

A Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective charged Mitchell with felony statutory rape of a 13, 14 or 15-year-old by a defendant six years older and felony indecent liberties with a minor.

Mitchell is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl at a home in Iron Station more than two years ago. Authorities say Mitchell knew the victim.

Mitchell has since been released after posting a $50,000 bond.

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