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Pickens High School student charged after sexual assault on campus

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Miguel Chavez Cano Miguel Chavez Cano

An 18-year-old Pickens High School student has been charged with statutory rape after police said he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old student.

On Wednesday around 5 p.m., the Pickens Sheriff's Office responded to the school regarding a possible sexual assault.

When deputies arrived, they learned a 15-year-old student had informed a teacher she had been assaulted at the school.

During the investigation, it was determined that the event occurred on school property but after school hours.

Investigators were able to quickly identify the suspect as Miguel Chavez Cano, 18.

He was arrested and taken to the Pickens Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Center where he is in custody with no bond.

The investigation is still in progress and additional charges may be sought.

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