New Bern man charged in statutory rape of 12-year-old

Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 5:28 PM EDT
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A New Bern teenager is accused in the statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl.

Craven County deputies said they began looking into the sexual assault of the child earlier this month.

They have charged Deriante Gooding with first degree statutory rape of a child under 13 and disseminating obscene material to a child under 13.

The 18-year-old Gooding was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond.

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