Beaufort County Deputies Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

Deputies say they found a man accused of sexually assaulted a child this summer.

Beaufort County deputies have charged Jesse Blount, Jr. with several sex crimes, including first degree statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual activity by a substitute parent.

The alleged assault happened at a home on Harding Village Road and deputies were called on July 30th.

Last week deputies reported they were looking for Blount on the charges.

The man was arrested Saturday by Martin County deputies after they received a tip he was at a home on Allen Williams Road.

Blount has been transferred to the Beaufort County Detention Center and is being held on a $200,000 bond.