New Bern Man Faces 5 Counts Of Statutory Rape

The Pamlico County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Thomas Gordon of New Bern on five counts of statutory rape.

Lawmen say the arrest stems from an ongoing sexual assault investigation that was first reported in June.

Investigators say the crimes occurred from June 2011 thru November 2011.

Gordon is currently being held in the Pamlico County detention center on a $1.5 million dollar bond.