Man Accused Of Sex Crime Against Teen Girl

A man who is accused of a sex crime against teen girl is behind bars.

19-year-old Carson Vandiford of Stokes was arrested by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon.

Vandiford is being charged with statutory rape of a child between the ages of 13 and 16 and has a bond set at $50,000, according to spokeswoman Christy Wallace.

Deputies say they were alerted to the case by the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Vandiford turned himself in at the jail on Tuesday.