30-year-old NC man accused of relationship with teen ‘where the two lived as if married’

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Jose Ivan Guerrero

RED SPRINGS, N.C. — A 30-year-old man was arrested for his relationship with a teenager in Red Springs, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office told WRAL.

Jose Ivan Guerrero was charged with statutory rape on Monday.

Officials told WRAL the girl moved in with Guerrero when she was 13 years old. Deputies said, “the two lived as if married.”

She became pregnant by him and then gave birth at 15.

“The suspect coerced the victim into hiding the identity of the child’s father,” the department said in a statement to WRAL.