A Georgia man accused of having relations with a 14-year-old girl he met while living in Carteret County has been arrested, officials said.
On Wednesday, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation flew to into Midcoast Regional Airport in Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia, to pick up Michael Eliseo Alaniz, 20, of Georgia, for engaging in sexual acts with a local minor.
Detective J.C. Hawks investigated the case and said that Alaniz is accused of having relations with a 14-year-old girl he met while living in Carteret County in the Spring of 2018.
Alaniz was arrested on May 8 by the Long County Sheriff’s Office and was held in the Liberty County jail awaiting an extradition hearing for the North Carolina charges.
Once extradition was waived, the NCSBI flew their plane into Michael J. Smith airport Wednesday morning to pick up Carteret County officials who made the round trip.
Alaniz was charged with statutory rape of a child under the age of 15 and placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000 bond.
He is scheduled to have his first court appearance Thursday morning in Carteret County District Court.