CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Down East man is accused of raping a young teenager.
Carteret County deputies have charged Braxton Goodwin, Jr. with statutory rape of a child less than 15 years of age.
Deputies say they began their investigation after a reported case of indecent liberties with a 13-year-old.
After a one-month investigation, detectives learned the accusations happened between 2019 and 2020.
The 45-year-old man from Gloucester remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.
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