Pitt County Sheriff's Office arrests man on numerous sex-related charges

Michael Wayne Moore (Pitt County Sheriff's Office photo)

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a man on Monday on numerous sex-related charges.

Michael Wayne Moore, 34, of Grimesland was arrested and charged with solicitation to commit 1st degree statutory rape of a child under 13 by an adult and one count of solicitation to commit first degree statutory sex offense with a child. He was arrested Monday and is being held on a $400,000 secured bond.

Officials said they were contacted by a concerned citizen on June 12. The citizen said Moore was trying to get them to help him locate and sexually assault an underage child.

Detectives were quickly assigned to the case, which eventually led to the arrest. In a press conference held Monday, Maj. Paula Dance said there was disturbing evidence found by investigators that helped with the arrest.

Moore's first court appearance is Tuesday.

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