03/22/13 — Man, 22, will face assault charge

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Man, 22, will face assault charge

By John Joyce
Published in News on March 22, 2013 1:46 PM

A 22-year-old Liberty man was arrested and charged Sunday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in connection with a March 6 sexual assault.

Justin Bryce Griffin, of 10958 N.C. Highway 49 S., Liberty, has been charged with two counts of statutory rape of a victim at least six years younger than him. The crime allegedly occurred in the north end of the county, and was reported the same day it took place.

The investigation, conducted by Detective Sgt. D.R. Craig led to Sunday's arrest after it was discovered that the alleged offender met his victim over the Internet.

Griffin was located and arrested and placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $1 million secured bond.