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Rolesville man charged in rape of 6-year-old

Posted June 10, 2010 11:25 a.m. EDT

— A 29-year-old Rolesville man was charged last week with sexually abusing his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter over the course of a year.

Gregory Allen Boykin faces one count of rape of a child and three counts of felony sexual offense with a child.

The girl told a teacher about the abuse in early May, initiating an investigation by the Wake County Sheriff's Office, according to a search warrant returned Thursday. The abuse started in May 2009, the warrant states.

Investigators took DNA samples from the girl and Boykin and seized a love seat they believe has DNA evidence on it.

Boykin was being held in the Wake County jail Thursday under a $500,000 secured bond.

A judge has ordered that if released on bond, he will be placed under electronic house arrest and must stay away from the victim and not contact her.