A man is accused of the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.
William Lindsey, age 24 of Craven Terrace in New Bern, was arrested after turning himself in to police Thursday.
New Bern police say they began their investigation after Social Services reported the allegation in May 2008. Detectives say they determined Lindsey engaged in sexual activity with the victim over a period of time in 2008.
Lindsey was locked up and placed in the Craven County jail under a $20,000 bond.