McDowell County Woman Charged with Rape

28-year-old Rachel Alison Smith of McDowell County has been charged with having sex with a 13 year old boy. Yancey County Detective Brian Shuford reported that Smith was camping at Carolina Hemlocks Campground when the alleged incident occurred. She was camping with children, including some of her own. Smith is being held on $100,000 bail in the Yancey County Jail.  She also faces two other felony statutory rape charges for alleged incidents in McDowell county. Statutory rape charges are filed when a victim is under 16, the age of consent and when the defendant is more than six years older than the victim. Smith is scheduled for an initial court appearance today. 

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Locations : McdowellMcdowell County
People : Brian ShufordRachel Alison Smith
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