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Pitt man charged with kidnapping, molesting child

Posted May 15, 2011 1:35 p.m. EDT

— Pitt County authorities arrested a man on Thursday who they believe sexually assaulted a child "over a period of time," according to the sheriff's office.

Alejandro Gomez Garcia, 42, of 2827 Briery Swamp Road in Stokes, faces charges of first-degree sexual offense involving a child, indecent liberties with a child and first-degree kidnapping.

Authorities withheld details of the case to protect the victim's identity.

Garcia was placed in the Pitt County jail under a $500,000 secured bond.