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Two Wilson Teens Charged In Rape Of 12-Year-Old Girl

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WILSON, N.C. — Wilson police on Friday charged two teens with sexual offenses in the case of a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped last week.

Police said that they received a report on July 1 that a girl had been raped. Investigators said that the victim allowed the suspects to enter the residence where the alleged sexual assaults occurred. Police said that during that time other suspects stole firearms, jewelry and cash from the residence.

Police charged Travish Matthew Barnes, 18, and Jerryl Lamar Jackson, 16, both of Wilson, with first degree rape of a child and first degree sex offense of a child.

Police charged Terrance McNeil Jones, 16, of Goldsboro and Travaris Rakeem Jones, 16, of Wilson with misdemeanor larceny and felony larceny of a firearm.

Police said that during the early stages of the investigation, detectives found inconsistencies in the story being told by the victim. The girl has been charged with filing a false police report. Police would not say what aspect of the report led them to charge her.

The suspects are being held on the following bond amounts: Travaris Jones, $3,000; Terrance Jones, $5000; Jackson, $75,000; and Barnes, $100,000.

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