Kinston man arrested, charged with sexual assault of minor

Travis Stevens (Kinston Police photo)

KINSTON, Lenoir County - Kinston Police have arrested a man and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Travis Stevens, 35, was arrested after investigators responded to the call of a sexual assault of a minor on Lincoln Street. Officials said an eight-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and, after a follow-up investigation, Stevens was arrested and taken into custody.

Officials said Stevens has prior charges of statutory sex offense and is a registered sex offender.

Stevens is formally charged with first degree statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor. He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

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