DEPUTIES: Teen Arrested For Sex Offense Against A Child

Deputies in Pitt County said on Monday they had arrested a 16-year-old young man for indecent liberties with a child.

The Sheriff's office said Joseph Keyes III of Washington was arrested on Friday, the same day the case was reported.

Keyes is charged with indecent liberties with a child.

Deputies said the 16-year-old committed the sex offense at Rivercreek Mobile Home Park between December of 2012 and January of 2013.

Investigators said the victim, who is under 13-years-old, is not related to Keyes.

Jailers said Keyes was still in the Pitt County Detention Center on Monday morning.

Deputies said his bond was set at $15,000.