Apex police charge Holly Springs man with statutory rape, soliciting 14-year-old

From staff reportsJanuary 22, 2014 

— A 23-year-old Holly Springs man faces three charges from Apex police that he had sex with a 14-year-old girl and a charge of soliciting her by text messages.

Arrest warrants served Tuesday accused Alexander Franscis Hartsmann of 54 Jacob St. of three counts of statutory rape and one count of soliciting a child by computer for an illegal sex act.

According to the warrants, the incidents took place between August and November last year.

Hartsmann was being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail for a court appearance Wednesday.

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