Pitt County Man Accused Of Sex Crimes Involving A Child

A man in the east is locked up, accused of sex crimes involving a child.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says that it arrested 24-year-old Avillanel Hernandez on Friday. Jail records show Hernandez is charged with 2 counts of statutory rape and 2 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Officials say that the victim is a 15-year-old girl, and that the relationship is believed to have started back in January of this year at Hernandez’s home on Holmstead Drive.

Hernandez is being held on a $250,000 bond.