Man sentenced to 24 years in assault of 13-year-old girl

A man has been sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. 

A Mecklenburg County jury found Charles Augustus Shore, 43, guilty of one count of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. 

Shore was a close friend of the victim's family. 

Officials said he sexually assaulted the 13-year-old victim twice in February 2014. 

The victim told her dad what happened after he discovered text messages between Shore and his daughter. 

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