Man accused of sex crimes against 8-year-old

ONSLOW COUNTY - Deputies have arrested a man accused of committing sex crimes against an 8-year-old girl.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested 31-year-old Saul Valencia on Friday. According to warrants, Valencia committed the sex crimes against the 8-year-old girl between May 1 and May 24.

The crimes happened at Valencia's home on Weeping Willow Lane west of Jacksonville, the warrants state.

Valencia is charged with four counts of felony indecent liberties with a child, four counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, and four counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. He was being held under a $21,000 bond at the Onslow County Jail.

Valencia is scheduled to be in court Monday morning, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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