Babysitter faces charges of raping a 5-year-old child: Police

A North Carolina man is behind bars after police say he sexually assaulted a little girl he was in charge of babysitting.

WRAL reports that 37-year-old Michael Brandon Bryan was captured on Wednesday in Summersville, West Virginia, after a nationwide manhunt. He was taken into custody without incident.

According to police, Bryan was wanted on charges of felony statutory rape of a child and a statutory sex offense. Numerous law enforcement agencies worked together to locate the suspect. Authorities had the man in custody within a few days of searching for him.

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“Our Criminal Investigation Division worked diligently with agencies at the local, state and federal levels to help track and locate Michael Bryan,” Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said.

Cove City Man Wanted for Rape of Five Year Old Captured in West VirginiaMichael Brandon Bryan, 37, of Highway 55 Cove…

Posted by Craven County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The relationship between the child and the suspect is unclear at this time.

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