A disturbing story from Wayne County, deputies say a man tried to rape a teenager after befriending her through phone calls and text messages.
Linwood Nicholson, Jr. of Goldsboro is charged with attempted statutory rape.
Deputies say the 26-year-old Nicholson even took the 15-year-old girl to school on two occasions, without her parents' knowledge.
Nicholson is in jail on a $50,000 secured bond. Deputies say the girl's parents were not aware of the man's relationship with their daughter.