North Carolina librarian accused of statutory rape

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Amanda Michelle Clapp

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ERWIN, N.C. — A librarian at the Erwin Public Library has been accused of statutory rape, according to WRAL.

Amanda Michelle Clapp, 26, of Angier, is charged with two counts of statutory rape in connection with alleged sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy.

Authorities said Clapp befriended the teen through her job.

Erwin Police Chief William Morris told WRAL that Clapp and the teen had telephone communications, social media communications as well as the teen visiting her at the library.

The alleged incident happened on July 27. It is unclear if it happened at the library. Morris said there have been conflicting allegations that it did or did not happen there.

Sources close to the investigation told WRAL that Clapp believed she was having consensual sex with a young adult, not a 15-year-old boy.

Additional charges may be filed against Clapp.

Clapp resigned her position at the library. She is free on a $20,000 bond and is due back in court on Aug. 18.

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