Man accused of sexually abusing boy over 11-year span

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A man is facing child sex charges after deputies in one Eastern Carolina county say he abused a boy for 11 years.

Ryan Kirby-Walton is charged with statutory rape of a minor, sex offense by guardian, and indecent liberties.

Onslow County deputies say back in October they got information that a boy had been sexually abused. The victim told deputies that Kirby-Walton had sexually abused him starting with he was 11 years old and continuing until he was 22.

The man was arrested in Johnson City, Tennessee, and brought back to Onslow County last week to face charges.

A magistrate set his bond at $2 million.

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