Weather closings and delays

Burlington man accused of raping 14-year-old girl

John Michael Thompson

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, according to a press release.

Authorities began investigating accusations that John Michael Thompson, 32, of Burlington had committed sex acts with the juvenile.

As the investigation progressed, it was learned that the man had repeatedly raped the girl.

Thompson has been charged with statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child, among other charges.

He is in jail under an $800,000 secured bond.