Charlotte-area teen sues cop who raped and impregnated her

A Gaston County teen and her mother have sued a Lowell police officer who, according to their lawsuit, raped and impregnated the girl. The complaint also names the city of Lowell and the police chief.
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A Gaston County teen and her mother have sued a Lowell police officer who, according to their lawsuit, raped and impregnated the girl. The complaint also names the city of Lowell and the police chief.

Michael Gordon has been the Observer’s legal affairs writer since 2013. He has been an editor and reporter at the paper since 1992, occasionally writing about schools, religion, politics and sports. He spent two summers as “Bikin Mike,” filing stories as he pedaled across the Carolinas.