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Cumberland County Teenager In Custody On Sexual Assault Charges

Posted December 24, 2002 11:46 a.m. EST

— A teenager was in the Cumberland County Jail Monday night on $100,000 bond Monday night, accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

Cumberland County deputies arrested 16-year-old Nicholas Holbert on Monday. Investigators said he assaulted the victim Sunday at her home.

Holbert reportedly is a neighbor of the victim who regularly visits the victim's home. He faces numerous charges, including first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and assault inflicting serious injury.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the assault was reported by the victim's mother after the victim disclosed to her mother details of the assault.

The mother of the victim was reportedly away from the home for a short period of time when the assault occurred.

Holbert is awaiting a first appearance in District Court on Friday morning.