Man accused of attempting sex act with 12-year-old

CARTERET COUNTY - Deputies have arrested a man accused of attempting a sex act with a 12-year-old.

According to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested 24-year-old Michael John Turner Jr., of Newport, on Thursday.

Investigators said Turner is accused of trying to engage in a sexual act with a 12-year-old boy who he knows. No other details on the alleged crime were released.

Turner is charged with one count of attempted indecent liberties with a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, the Sheriff's Office said. He was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $30,000 bond and was scheduled for his first court appearance Friday morning.

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