New Bern man charged with sex crime involving 13-year-old girl

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 9:52 AM EDT
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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A New Bern man is facing charges following a month-long investigation into a child sex crime.

Carteret County deputies arrested Andrew Lewis, 26, of New Bern and charged him with statutory sex offense with a child. The crime stemmed from an internet crimes against children investigation that happened off Highway 24 outside of Morehead City.

Investigators say they received a tip regarding reported sex offenses involving a 13-year-old girl.

Lewis was placed in the Carteret County jail under a $300,000 bond. He is scheduled for a first appearance Wednesday morning.

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