McDowell charges 18 yo with statutory rape

Detective Patrick Guion of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Dylan Evan Smith, 18, of Asheville, with statutory rape and kidnapping.

Warrants stated that Smith “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did kidnap (a 12-year-old female acquaintance) … by unlawfully removing the victim from one place to another, without the consent of the victim’s parent or legal guardian, and for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a felony, statutory rape.”

The Sheriff’s Office received the case on a referral from the McDowell County Department of Social Services.