Rowan Co. man charged with having sex with middle school student


Tyler Fuller

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — An 18-year-old Rowan County man was arrested Friday after police said he had sex with a 13-year-old student.

WSOC-TV reported that Tyler Fuller, the suspect, was a student at South Rowan High School.

Police said Fuller was an intern at China Grove Middle School when he met and had sex with a 13-year-old student at the middle school.

Students told WSOC they learned about the arrest Friday evening.

“My dad called me and told me. I’ve seen him around school sometimes,” said eighth grader Jessica Vanderlaan.

Police said the investigation started in mid-March after police received complaints about inappropriate pictures being sent to students a China Grove Middle.

Fuller was charged with statutory rape. Police said Fuller has not been charged with anything related to the pictures. Police are still interviewing students.

Fuller was given a $10,000 secured bond and his first court date will be Tuesday.

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