High Point police arrest sex offender accused of statutory rape

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police have arrested a registered sex offender for a statutory rape that allegedly happened in High Point last year.

Tyler Mark Shaw, 28, was arrested Wednesday and jailed a charge of statutory rape of a child by an adult. A spokesperson for the police department said the victim was 11-years-old.

The alleged crime happened in the west section of High Point between May and August 2017. The police investigation started after the victim’s parent contacted police this April.

A High Point judge raised Shaw’s bond from $1 million to $7 million on Thursday. The judge told Shaw that if he is found guilty, he could spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.

It was revealed in court Thursday that the victim was the daughter of Shaw’s ex. Her mom was charged too because police say she knew Shaw was a sex offender, but allowed him near her kids anyway.

Shaw registered as a sex offender after a 2014 conviction of indecent liberties with a minor; at that time he had also been accused of rape. The victim in that case was 14 at the time of the crime.