Suspect Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Family Member

A two month investigation has led to the arrest of a 44 year-old man on 20 charges that he allegedly sexually abused a young female family member over a 7 year period.

The alleged assaults began in January 2011 when the victim was approximately 5 and continued until January 2018 against the child who is now 12 years-old.

The offenses were reported to Clinton Police who in turn notified the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office where the alleged crimes occurred.  The victim said the assaults took place between 10 and 15 times at various locations in Wayne County.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the arrest of Bradley Bernard Gross of Greensboro, NC.  Gross is charged with 10 counts of felony child abuse and 10 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Gross was placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $1 million bond.