Beaufort County man accused by deputies of child sex crime charges

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN)- A Beaufort County man is accused by deputies of sex crimes involving a child.

Bradford Hedgepeth, of Washington, is charged by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office with two counts of statutory sex offense with a child 15 years of age or younger, as well as two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Warrants show that the crimes took place back in April of this year. Hedgepeth was arrested on July 12th.

In the case of the indecent liberties with a child charges, the warrant alleges that Hedgepeth "unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did commit and attempt to commit a lewd and lascivious act upon the body of minor female, who was under the age of 16 years at the time."

The sheriff's office wouldn't offer more information on the case out of concern for the identity of the victim.