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Wilson man charged in sex abuse case

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A man faces multiple charges after police say he sexually assaulted a minor over the course of several years.

On Monday, officials arrested 25-year-old Louis I. Deschamps of Wilson on charges of four counts of indecent liberties with a child, statutory sexual offense and attempted first-degree sexual offense, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

In November, police were called to a Wilson home regarding a sexual assault of a minor, police said. Officers spoke to an adult who said they caught Deschamps sexually assaulting a child, officials said. Investigating officers at the time obtained warrants on Deschamps, and he was arrested on a charge of statutory sexual offense a few hours later, Stroud said. At that time, Deschamps was given a $250,000 secured bond.

Deschamps was charged with additional offenses earlier this week that resulted from the November investigation. He received a $150,000 secured bond. “All the charges involved one victim over several years,” Stroud said.

In sexual assault cases, The Wilson Times withholds information that could identify the accuser.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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