Police say pest control employee raped girl at apartment complex

TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) – Police say a pest control employee raped an underage girl while on the job.

Tarboro police have charged Gregory Battle with first degree forcible rape, statutory rape of a child, and breaking and entering.

Police say Battle was working for Morgan Pest Control of Rocky Mount.

They said around noon on Thursday officers responded to Northgate Apartments on Northern Boulevard for a report of a rape.

Detectives learned that Battle entered into an apartment while employed by the pest control company and raped the girl.

The man was arrested by sheriff deputies around 7:00 p.m. and placed in jail without bond.

Battle has a first court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

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