Homer David Compton, Jr., has been charged with first degree rape, statutory rape, taking indecent liberties with a child.
Homer David Compton, Jr., has been charged with first degree rape, statutory rape, taking indecent liberties with a child. Rowan County Jail photo
Homer David Compton, Jr., has been charged with first degree rape, statutory rape, taking indecent liberties with a child. Rowan County Jail photo

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.