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Man from Aurora Arrested, Accused of Raping Teen Girl

Authorities in Lawrence County have arrested a man from Aurora on charges of rape.

40-year-old Matthew Fries has been charged with four counts of first-degree rape on Tuesday following a probable cause statement.

According to statements from the 17-year-old victim, she was invited to stay at Fries’ home for a week from September 1-September 7, where he allegedly raped her four times.

The victim also reported that Fries admitted to having similar allegations of rape against him with another victim, but hadn’t been charged.

Records indicate he told the victim if he ever was charged, he would kill his mother and several police officers he specifically mentioned.

Fries has been booked at the Lawrence County Jail and is being held without bond.