Man charged with raping a 14-year-old

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is facing charges after police say he had sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Lander Settle is charged with statutory rape after police say they were called to a clinic for a 14-year-old who was being seen for sexually transmitted diseases.

The teen told police Settle allegedly gave the teen drugs, alcohol, had sex with her and bought her black and milds before taking her home.

People who live near Settle, in Orange Mound, say they are shocked to hear about the situation.

“The world is really getting terrible. You don’t know who to trust,” one man said.

WREG crews went to an address listed for Settle but a woman at the home says she does not know who he is. Neighbors say that children are living in the house.

Settle bonded out of the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center on a $10,000 bond and is set to face a Memphis judge on February 10.

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