FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 21-year-old man from Fayetteville has been arrested in Mississippi on 145 charges of sexual assault against a child.
Ortez Deandre Green was arrested in Jackson, Miss., on May 6. He waived extradition to North Carolina and was returned to Cumberland County on Friday.
Green will have a first appearance at 9 a.m. Monday.
According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, detectives began a search for Green on March 25, 2004. At that time, detectives had obtained warrants for Green's arrest, charging him with a number of child sexual-assault crimes.
Deputies said the victim of Green's crimes was 7 years old at the time he began sexually molesting her. They said he continued to have forced sexual relations with the juvenile victim over a period of 10 years, ending in October of 2003.
Green's charges are as follows:
The investigation began after the victim disclosed to a teacher that she had been sexually assaulted for a number of years. School authorities reported the disclosure to the sheriff's office.