GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Tennessee after officials concluded an investigation into an incident related to a child rape reported in Pitt County in 2017.
Ronnie W. Hoda Jr. was charged with statutory rape of a child by an adult and first-degree kidnapping.
On Tuesday, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office received a report from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office regarding a rape of a child by an adult that occurred in 2017.
Pitt County deputies conducted an investigation which resulted in an arrest warrant for Hoda on Wednesday.
Deputies along with the United States Marshal's Service Violent Fugitive Task Force in Greenville coordinated Hoda's arrest.
The arrest was conducted by the United States Marshal's Service Smoky Mountains Task Force in Chattanooga in Tennessee.
The investigation is still ongoing.