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Man arrested in statutory rape case

Posted June 20, 2009 12:53 p.m. EDT

— Halifax County sheriff's deputies arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Datrick Simmons, 30, of Roanoke Rapids, faces one charge of statutory rape.

He was being held in the Halifax County Jail under a $75,000 bond Friday. His first court date was set for July 15.

According to state Department of Correction records, Simmons has a 10-year-old conviction for taking indecent liberties with a minor in 1997.