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GOLDSBORO — A Wayne County man is accused of sexually assaulting a girl younger than 16.
Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 18-year-old Daniel Ricks Turnage of 2507 Old Smithfield Road outside Princeton on a charge of first-degree statutory rape, Maj. Richard Lewis of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said in a Wednesday news release.
Investigators developed Turnage as a suspect after the sexual assault was reported in June 2018. After evidence in the case underwent laboratory testing, the sheriff’s office Special Victims Unit obtained an arrest warrant charging Turnage in the case. Deputies arrested Turnage on Dec. 25.
Turnage was booked into the Wayne County Detention Center in Goldsboro under a $350,000 secured bond.