A man is behind bars accused of sex crimes involving two children.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says that it has arrested 58-year-old Joseph Parker of Grifton.
Parker has been charged with 3 counts of indecent liberties with a child, misdemeanor child abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Officials say the arrest is the result of an investigation that began on September 13th and involving the Pitt County Department of Social Services.
The incidents involving both juveniles happened between May and December of 2012.
Parker is being held on a $200,000 secured bond.