Man accused of sex crime involving 10-year-old

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN)- Police say that a man is behind bars accused of a sex crime involving a child.

Goldsboro Police say that Freemon Sykes III, 53, is charged with statutory sex offense with a child by an adult.

It was back on October 18th that police say they received a report that 10-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted numerous times over a two year period by a family acquaintance.

Police say their investigation led them to Sykes who was taken into custody Wednesday in the 900 block of Hugh Street by the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

He's being held in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $350,000 secured bond.

His first court appearances is set for Thursday.