Man Charged With Raping Teen

A 44-year-old man is behind bars after deputies say he raped a teenager in Beaufort County.

Millard Jefferson, Jr. of Belhaven is charged with six counts of statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old by a defendant who is at least six years older than the victim.

Deputies say on March 22nd they received a report of a sex offense in the Pinetown area and began an investigation. Last Thursday deputies say Jefferson turned himself in at the magistrates office. His bond was set at $50,000.


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