Kinston man arrested, charged with sexual assault of minor
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.