Arrest Made In Sexual Assault Of Young Child

A 62 year-old Johnston County man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a young child.  Authorities said the victim is only 6 years old.

The suspect, Richard P. Miner of Whitley Road, Middlesex was arrested July 17th by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Miner was charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one count of first-degree sexual offense.  Miner was given a $75,000 bond.

The incident was first reported to authorities on June 25th.

No additional details were released because the victim is a juvenile.