Youth, 17, accused of raping girl, 16

From Staff ReportsDecember 10, 2005 

A Holly Springs teen has been charged with the second-degree rape of a 16-year-old Pittsboro girl.

Zackary Cothren, 17, of Pyracantha Drive was arrested Tuesday. According to Maj. Gary Blankenship of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, the victim approached a school resource officer at Northwood High School in early November and told him she'd been raped by a young man she knew.

Deputies said the incident took place in late October at the victim's home.

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