Crime

Raleigh man accused of sex offense with 13-year-old girl in 2013, 2014

Walter Antonio Boone
Walter Antonio Boone

Police have charged a Raleigh man with statutory rape/sex offense with a 13-year-old girl in 2013 and 2014.

Walter Antonio Boone, 35, who lives on Leesville Road, was arrested Monday night at an apartment building on Kidd Road, according to arrest records.

An arrest warrant charged Boone with three counts of a charge that was known when the incidents happened as statutory rape/sex offense by someone more than six years older than the victim. The legislature recodified the charge in 2015 as statutory rape of a person who is 15 or younger.

Police also accused Boone of taking indecent liberties with a child.

The girl, who police said was the victim, knew Boone before the incidents, they said.

Police said the incidents began in August 2013, when the girl was 13, and went through February 2014, when she was 14.

Boone was held in lieu of $1.5 million bail pending his first court appearance.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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