Man Charged With Raping Child

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A Halifax County man is charged with raping a child. Pernell Brinkley, 43 years-old of Hollister, faces two counts of first degree statutory rape. Lawmen say the arrest is the result of a complaint filed in October by the parent of a 12 year-old female. Brinkley is locked up under a $50,000 bond. A court date is set for January.