Three young eastern North Carolina men, all members of the same family, were arrested and charged Friday with sex crimes against two young children.
Ethan Jones, 18, and his 20-year-old brother, Brandon Jones, have both been charged with statutory rape and statutory sex offense with a child, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office says.
The brothers’ cousin, 24-year-old Mark McKenney, has been charged with indecent liberties with a minor and first and second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
The sheriff’s office said the children were 12- and 13-years-old.
All three are being held on $250,000 bonds each, and deputies say more charges are expected.
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[Featured image: L-R, Ethan Jones, Brandon Jones, and Mark McKenney/Craven County Sheriff’s Office]