Spencer man charged with rape

Published 11:47 am Friday, September 17, 2021

SPENCER — Police say a Spencer man faces four counts of rape for incidents with a 13-year-old victim.

Joshua Gregory Lawson, 20, was arrested by Spencer Police Thursday afternoon on four counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old victim by someone at least six years older.

Spencer Police Chief Mike James said the charges came after a monthlong investigation. No further details were released.

Lawson was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center with a $150,000 bond.