NC man facing sex offense charges

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies in Craven County have charged a Jacksonville, NC man with Taking Indecent Liberties with a Minor.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office says when deputies responded on Jan. 4 to a home in the Vanceboro area they found Garrett Ritson Young inside with a minor. An investigation into Young’s activities led to him being arrested and charged with Statutory Sex Offense with a Child under 15.

They took Young into custody at his residence in Jacksonville. He was placed in the Craven County jail on a 300,000 bond.

The investigation is still underway and deputies say other charges are expected. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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