18-year-old charged with statutory rape in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An 18-year-old man has been charged with statutory rape following a six month long investigation.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel Turnage, 18, of Goldsboro on Christmas day.

Deputies say they received reports that a female juvenile was sexually assaulted back in June. After a lengthy investigation, deputies named Turnage as a suspect.

He was taken into custody at the Wayne County Jail. His bond is set at $350,000.