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.