Georgia man accused in statutory rape of 14 year old Carteret County girl

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A Georgia man is in an Eastern Carolina jail after deputies say he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Carteret County deputies have charged Michael Alaniz with statutory rape of a child under the age of 15.

The 20-year-old Alaniz was arrested in Long County, Georgia back on May 8th. After agreeing to come back to North Carolina, the SBI flew Carteret County deputies to Georgia to bring the man back to Carteret County.

Deputies say the statutory rape happened when Alaniz lived in Carteret County in the spring of 2018.

He's jailed on a $100,000 bond and has a court appearance Thursday morning.