Former Ocracoke man caught in West Virginia on child rape charge

OCRACOKE, NC (WITN) - A man who used to live on the Outer Banks has been arrested in West Virginia on child sex charges.

The Hyde County Sheriff's Office asked police in McMechen, West Virginia help in locating Brian Britton.

Britton was wanted for statutory rape of a child 15 years or less and indecent liberties with a minor.

Deputies say the arrest capped off a nine-month investigation.

They say Britton used to live in Ocracoke, while his last known address was in McMechen. Police there were able to identify Britton and in less than three hours the man was in custody.

Britton will now be sent back to Hyde County to face the charges.