Sex Offender Accused Of Sex Crimes Against Children As Young As 3 Years Old

A registered sex offender from Carteret County is accused of exposing himself to children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old.

Jimmy Brown was arrested today by sheriff deputies. Investigators say Brown knew all his victims and is also accused of other incidents of assault and indecent exposure that date back to last August.

Brown lived on Old Mill Road in the Mill Creek area of Carteret County.

The state's sex offender web site says the 46 year old man was arrested in 2006 for two counts of indecent liberties with a minor and served a year and two months in prison. He was released last February.

Brown's new charges include 14 counts of indecent liberties, 12 counts of assault on a child under twelve, 9 counts of simple assault, 7 counts of indecent exposure, and 18 counts of trespassing.

Deputies say Brown is also accused of breaking into a neighbor's vehicle and also trying to break into that neighbor's home.

He is in the Carteret County jail on a $207,500 secured bond.

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