A Beaufort County man has been charged on a sex crime involving a teenager.
Cornelius Sparks of Chocowinity has been charged with one count of statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old.
Beaufort County deputies say on July 29th they received a report of an alleged sexual assault against a child. They say after an investigation and interviews they brought charges against Sparks.
The 23-year-old man turned himself in Thursday and was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.