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Greenville man charged in Halifax sex crimes

Posted April 26, 2012 9:48 p.m. EDT
Updated April 26, 2012 9:51 p.m. EDT

— A 25-year-old Greenville man faces charges that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old acquaintance over the past six months, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Joseph Allen Braxton was arrested by Pitt County authorities at a relative's home and taken to the Pitt County jail. He is due in Halifax County court on June 6.

Braxton was charged with seven counts of statutory rape, seven counts of indecent liberties with a child and seven counts of crimes against nature, authorities said. 

No other information was released.