Twelve counts of first degree sex offense with a child under 13 are among the charges an Onslow County man faces.
The sheriff's office arrested 26 year-old David Whitaker of Jacksonville after the mother of the 12-year-old victim went to authorities in late October 2008.
The child says the incidents reportedly started in October of 2007 and lasted until November of the same year.
Whitaker was put in jail on a $120,000 bond.
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