WEST JEFFERSON-A West Jefferson man has been charged with statutory rape following an investigation by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office.
According to arrest warrants, Kolton Pilar, 21, of 5911 Hwy 163 was charged on July 18, after investigators say he allegedly had intercourse with a 15-year-old female between Oct. 18 and Oct. 31, 2015. As a result of the investigation, Pilar was charged with statutory rape while being more than 4, but less than 6 years older than the victim.
He was issued a $75,000 secured bond, but has since been released, according to his arrest warrant.
Reach Jesse Campbell at 336-846-7164.