NEWPORT, CARTERET COUNTY -

Deputies arrested a teen for allegedly committing sex crimes against a 12-year-old child in Carteret County.

Kyle Cameron Wells, 17, of Newport, was taken into custody on Wednesday. According to investigators, Wells engaged in sex acts with a 12-year-old boy several times over the past six months.

Wells has been charged with six counts of first-degree sex offense with a child and
three counts of crimes against nature. He was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $2 million bond.

Deputies did not release any more details about the case or the victim.