Lenoir County man charged with several sex crimes

Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 3:47 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 9:18 AM EDT
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WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man is behind bars on a $14 million bond after being charged with several sex acts involving a child.

Shawn Mayers, who lives in Lenoir County, was charged with second-degree forcible rape, sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian, and soliciting prostitution from a minor.

Mayers was booked at the Pitt County jail Monday by Winterville police.

Arrest warrants say the crimes happened on January 29 and involved an underage girl.

The 51-year-old man is under two secured bonds: $8 million for the rape charge and $6 million for the solicitation charge.

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