A Tennessee man arrested last week for rape of a missing teen has now been charged with the girl’s murder.
Charles “Chuck” Carter, 63, was arrested on a charge of statutory rape last Wednesday, the same day 15-year-old Olivia Daryl Taylor’s parents reported her missing, WZTV reported.
Taylor’s body was found on Thursday in a rural, wooded area by employees of the Putnam County Road Department, and Carter was named a suspect in her death.
On Monday, he was charged with second degree murder and abuse of a corpse.
Police said that Carter admitted giving Taylor illegal narcotics, which caused her death.
Carter’s initial $50,000 bond has been revoked, and he is due in court on Wednesday.
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[Featured image: Olivia Daryl Taylor, left/handout and Charles “Chuck” Carter/Putnam County Sheriff’s Office]