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6 NC men arrested for molesting girl over decade

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HERTFORD, N.C. (AP) - Six brothers are in a northeastern North Carolina jail after authorities said they molested a young girl for nearly a decade.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports (http://bit.ly/1nKzSV6) the men were arrested last week on charges ranging from statutory rape to sexual assault and rape of the alleged victim, who is now 16.

Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley said the alleged attacks occurred from the time the girl was 4 until she was about 14, Court records show the abuse occurred from January 2003 through December 2012.

Tilley confirmed one of the brothers came forward in December 2012 to confess the crime after speaking with a pastor.

The brothers are in the Albemarle District Jail under secured bonds of up to $150,000. There was no information on whether they had attorneys.

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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