Grand Jury Indicts Child Rape Suspect On 19 Charges

SMITHFIELD – A Smithfield man indicted by a Johnston County Grand Jury on 19 criminal charges is in the Johnston County Jail under a $1 million bond.

Christopher Pete Eiklor, age 49, was named in a 19 count indictment on July 18. He was arrested July 20 by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 8, 2022, sheriff’s investigators said they launched an investigation after the victim reported she had allegedly been sexually assaulted over a six year period by the suspect, beginning when she was age 11.

Eiklor was indicted on five counts of statutory rape, five counts of statutory sex offense, five counts of indecent liberties with a minor, one count of sex offense / rape in a parental role, one count of incest, one count of sexual servitude with a minor, and one count of second-degree rape.

A trial date has not been scheduled.


  1. $1M bond here, yet Braswell remains free on a $35K bond. Still think there’s a single justice system in JoCo?

    • @terrybarns: The grand jury returned an indictment. That means that the DA believes there is evidence to support a conviction. There is much more than a single sworn statement.

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