Woman in court on rape charges
Newton resident, Donna Stewart, 48, of 2133 Peanuts Lane, made her first appearance in superior court today after being arrested on Friday, March 15 for two counts of First Degree Rape of a Child.
According to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid the two rapes occurred in December 2012. The victims were two 12-year-old boys. Reid said one of the boys was an acquaintance’s son and the other was a neighbor of Stewart’s. Both rapes happened on the same day.
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