A man is charged with multiple sex offenses involving four underage girls, one as young as eight-years-old.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested 26-year-old Benny Melton of Richlands and charged him with sixteen sex offense charges with the four girls. In addition to the eight-year-old, authorities say the other victims were twelve or younger.
Detectives say Melton engaged in various sex acts from June 2009 until March 2011.
Melton's bond was set at $412,000.