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Greenville man charged with soliciting child

Posted April 1, 2011 8:16 a.m. EDT

— A Greenville man faces seven sex charges involving a minor.

Derek Ray Phelps, 23, of 2111 Sir Norman Court, was arrested Thursday on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of soliciting a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act.

Christy Wallace, a spokeswoman for the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, said that Phelps had "inappropriate contact" with a 13-year-old boy.

She said the investigation is ongoing, and more charges might be filed.