Carolina Woman Arrested for Statutory Rape
(Hickory, North Carolina) A 26-year-old local woman, Lauren Michelle Clontz, has been arrested for statutory rape of a youngster, 13, 14 or 15 years old.
Hickory Police say the arrest was the result of inappropriate text messages that were intercepted by the victim’s parents.Clontz was booked and released on $12,000 bond.
Police are not calling the offense a rape, though the crime does fall under North Carolina’s legal description of statutory rape.
Clontz and the victim, a teenaged boy whose age was not specified, were acquainted prior to the offense.