Man arrested after report of forcible sexual assault in Wallace area

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A man has been arrested after a report of a forcible sexual assault in the Wallace area.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a forcible sexual assault in the Wallace area on Thursday.

Harris Lewis, of the Rocky Point area, had forced sexual activities on a 17-year-old girl, deputies said.

According to deputies, Lewis was a family friend.

An investigation was completed during which probable cause was determined.

Lewis was charged with two counts of a second-degree forcible sexual offense, two counts of sexual battery, and two counts of assault on a female.

He was sent to the Duplin County Jail under a $500,000 bond.


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