Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Goldsboro woman in connection with a three-year-old sexual assault investigation.
Members of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team arrested and charged Jessica Lynn Uzzell, 26, of West Tarklin Drive, with one count of first-degree statutory rape and one count of first-degree statutory sexual offense. She was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $750,000 secured bond.
Sheriff’s deputies opened an investigation after receiving a report of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old juvenile in 2016, said Capt. Shawn Harris with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. New information regarding the assault, which reportedly occurred at Uzzell’s home, was uncovered, which was instrumental in completing the investigation.
Uzzell and the juvenile were reportedly acquaintances, Harris said.