New Bern man arrested on sex crimes charges


JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - The Onslow County Special Victims Unit arrested a New Bern man and charged him with several felony sex crimes.

Harvey Lee Essary Jr., 45, was arrested on June 2. Investigators said he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16. The charges include forcible rape and statutory rape.

Essary was put in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.

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