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18-year-old faces two counts of statutory rape

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Published in News on January 13, 2011 1:46 PM

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John Caleb Tripp

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has charged an 18-year-old man with two counts of statutory rape/sexual offense stemming from an alleged relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

John Caleb Tripp of White Oak Road, Goldsboro, turned himself in to authorities this week and is being held in the Wayne County Jail under $50,000 secured bond.

The alleged assaults were reported to the Sheriff's Office by the girl's mother last week.

According to a statement provided to sheriff's investigators by the victim, she and Tripp became acquaintances through another friend and later became involved in a relationship.