North Carolina man sought in rape of 5-year-old apprehended in West Virginia

Authorities in West Virginia apprehended a North Carolina man Wednesday wanted on suspicion of raping a young child, according to multiple reports.

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Michael Brandon Bryan, 37, was wanted on charges of felony statutory rape of a child and felony statutory sex offense involving a 5-year-old child he was babysitting, according to the Craven County Sheriff's Office.

Update 2:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 2: Authorities working as part of an FBI task force arrested Bryan Wednesday in West Virginia, WCTI-TV reported.

"We got this chump," Sheriff Chip Hughes told WCTI-TV.

Original report: According to WNCT, Michael Brandon Bryan, 37, of Cove City, is facing statutory rape and sex offense charges in the incident, which occurred while he was babysitting the 5-year-old victim, the Craven County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Monday.

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The Sheriff's Office described Bryan's vehicle as a beige 2004 Chevy Avalanche, WMBF reported. The truck has North Carolina tag PLX-6128, authorities said.

If you know where Bryan is, call 252-636-6620 or 252-633-2357, deputies said. You also can submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 252-633-5141.

A reward is available in the case, the Sheriff's Office said.

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