State v. Shuler, ___ N.C. App. ___, 822 S.E.2d 737 (Dec. 18, 2018)

An indictment charging statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old was facially defective where it did not identify the victim by name, identifying her only as “Victim #1.” An indictment charging this crime must name the victim. The indictment need not include the victim’s full name; use of the victim’s initials may satisfy the “naming requirement.” However, an indictment “which identifies the victim by some generic term is not sufficient.”

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