Man charged with molesting Cumberland youth
Posted January 28, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office detectives and agents with the National Park Service have arrested a student of the Oconoluftee Job Corps in Cherokee on molestation charges, authorities said Monday.
Christopher Griffith, 19, was taken into custody Friday on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one count each of first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sex offense. He was being held in the Swain County jail pending extradition to Cumberland County.
An investigation began after the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office received a report that Griffith had met a juvenile online via Facebook and arranged to meet in person in Cumberland County, where authorities said the alleged crimes occurred.