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Wadley man charged with rape

Chambers County Sheriff's officers have arrested a man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.

Steven Demetrius Battle of Wadley, Ala. was arrested April 2 at 9:30 a.m. and charged with second-degree rape in connection with an investigation into the alleged rape of a Wadley teen, according to a press release.

Sgt. Jon Herbert said Battle knew the girl from school and had had sex with her several times since December 2007. The rape was reported around Feb. 14, 2008.

Battle, 19, has been released on a $10,000 bond.

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