Man charged with sexual assault of child under 12

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man is behind bars, accused in the sexual assault of a child under the age of 12.

Duplin County deputies say back on August 8th they started their investigation into Paulino Velazquez.

The 37-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child, one count of statutory rape of a child by an adult, one count of statutory sex offense with a child and two counts of misdemeanor assault on a child under 12.

Velazquez was jailed on a $200,000 secured bond, according to deputies.