MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. – Police say a 20-year-old Mount Holly man had sex with a 13-year-old girl and encouraged a 12-year-old boy to steal a lawnmower.
Justin Alan Russell of 5130 Clearwater Lake Road was jailed without bond on the charges of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor.
Russell engaged in sex with the 13-year-old girl, with whom he was more than six years older, on June 7, according to Gaston County Police.
On July 21, Mount Holly Police say Russell encouraged and helped a 12-year-old boy steal a push lawn mower from a home.
He faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor larceny in that case.