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.