Winterville Man Arrested On Statuatory Rape Charges

A Winterville man is in custody after authorities accused him of molesting as many as ten teenage boys.

Rex Allen Smith is charged with six counts of statutory rape.
He's jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center under 500-thousand
dollars secured bond.

Sheriff's Office chief investigator Lee Moore says his office
received the first complaint in June 2005. Moore says the assaults
are thought to date back as far as 20 years, and that some of the
individuals coming forward are in their 30s.