Greenville Man Jailed For Child Sex Crimes

Pitt County Deputies said a young boy was sexually assaulted by a man he knew well. Now that man is in jail.

Investigators said Melvin Joyner, 41, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree sex offense on a child under 13 and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

According to deputies, on October 24, 2013 they received a report of a juvenile wanting to report a sexual assault that happened to him when he was younger. That victim told investigators he was assaulted by a man he knew well. The boy said he was assaulted more than one time.

Melvin Joyner was arrested in connection to that case, according to deputies, and is now being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.


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