Authorities in West Virginia apprehended a North Carolina man Wednesday wanted on suspicion of raping a young child, according to multiple reports.
Michael Brandon Bryan, 37, was wanted on charges of felony statutory rape of a child and felony statutory sex offense involving a 5-year-old child he was babysitting, according to the Craven County Sheriff's Office.
Update 2:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 2: Authorities working as part of an FBI task force arrested Bryan Wednesday in West Virginia, WCTI-TV reported.
"We got this chump," Sheriff Chip Hughes told WCTI-TV.
The Craven County Sheriff says a Cove City man wanted for the rape of a 5-year-old has been captured. "A sigh of relief," Sheriff Chip Hughes said, "We got this chump." https://t.co/qp7tHpfjj3 pic.twitter.com/7tt7eN2hhB— NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) October 2, 2019
Original report: According to WNCT, Michael Brandon Bryan, 37, of Cove City, is facing statutory rape and sex offense charges in the incident, which occurred while he was babysitting the 5-year-old victim, the Craven County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Monday.
Cove City Man Wanted for Rape of Five Year Old The Craven County Sheriff's Office needs the public's assistance in...Posted by Craven County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 30, 2019
The Sheriff's Office described Bryan's vehicle as a beige 2004 Chevy Avalanche, WMBF reported. The truck has North Carolina tag PLX-6128, authorities said.
If you know where Bryan is, call 252-636-6620 or 252-633-2357, deputies said. You also can submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 252-633-5141.
A reward is available in the case, the Sheriff's Office said.
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