Updated:HICKORY, N.C. —
Police in Hickory are warning parents about the dangers of sexual predators on the internet after an alleged rape of a teenage girl over the weekend.
Joshua Dyke is locked up under a $100,000 bond after being charged with statutory rape.
Police said the 26-year-old met his victim online and then traveled to the Hickory area from his home in Cornelius.
An alert officer made the arrest after spotting Dyke and the teenager on a routine patrol at a shopping center around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
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