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Brevard Man Faces 10 Counts Of Statutory Rape


By Lenora Moody

Staff Writer

Edward Walter Smith, 64, of Brevard was charged and arrested on Friday with 10 counts of felony statutory rape of two young girls.

The incidents allegedly began around 1999, according to Chief Det. Brian Kriegsman of the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office.

He said the two girls involved were from the Transylvania County area and would have been under the age of 15 at the time of the alleged incidents.

"The girls alleged having sex with Mr. Smith, and the acts continued for a few years," said Kriegsman.

According to Kriegsman, one of the girls became pregnan...

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