Deputies: NC 16-year-old raped acquaintance during gathering at her house

Bryan Austin (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office)

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office said a 16-year-old is charged with forcible rape after an incident in early May.

According to deputies, Bryan Keith Austin of Marion had "forcible sexual intercourse" with a 17-year-old girl he knew during a gathering at her house.

The case was referred to the Sheriff's Office by the McDowell County Department of Social Services.

In addition to forcible rape, Austin is charged as an adult with forcible sex offense.

His bond was set at $50,000.

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