Woman accused of raping boy, 13

Published 10:22 pm Friday, July 27, 2018

A 32-year-old woman is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy at her home on Mallalieu Road.

Elisha Barnes of East Lincoln was arrested Thursday on a charge of statutory rape, said Lincoln County Steve Rushing.

The boy is a distant family member of Barnes’ husband, he said. It appears that the two had sex at least twice this month.

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“He told one of his parents about it, who brought it to us,” Rushing said.

An arrest does not constitute guilt for the accused. Rushing said Barnes’ case will be presented to a Lincoln County grand jury.