STANLYCOUNTY, N.C. -- The Stanly County Sheriff's Office charged a Kannapolis man in connection with an alleged rape in early-June.

Emergency first responders were called to a possible rape on June 10 in the western part of Stanly County.

After a near-month-long investigation, warrants were issued for Christian Blake Arnette, 18, of Kannapolis for one first-degree statutory rape of a child younger than 13 and indecent liberties with a child.

Arnette was arrested Sunday and booked in to the Cabarrus County Detention Center under a $21,000 bond. His first court appearance is slated for July 14.

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