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Man charged with sexual assault on 6-year-old

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GOLDSBORO — Sheriff's deputies have charged a Wayne County man with sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.

Benito Miranda Yanez Jr., 27, of Atlas Price Road east of Mount Olive, was arrested this week following a Wayne County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit investigation that began on Aug. 14, Lt. J.D. Griffin said in a news release.

Yanez was arrested on charges of committing a first-degree statutory sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child. He was booked into the Wayne County Detention Center under a $520,000 secured bond.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the case, there will be no further information released at this time,” Griffin said in the release.

Deputies credited the State Bureau of Investigation with assisting the sheriff's office Special Victims Unit in the case.