RALEIGH — Police have charged a 22-year-old man with first-degree rape and first-degree sex offense in what police say was the rape of a 5-year-old girl in March.
Dominic Dursean Sykes, of 1603 Joe Lewis Ave. in Raleigh was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Merrywood Drive, a few blocks from his home, according to a police report.
The warrants list the offenses as beginning at the start of March and stopping at the end of the month.
Police spokesman Jim Sughrue confirmed that the girl was 5 years old at the time. Sykes and the girl knew each other, he said, but police did not disclose how they were acquainted or for how long.
Bringing a charge of first-degree rape under North Carolina law indicates that investigators think intercourse was involved.
Sykes also is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, which the law says involved a deadly or dangerous weapon, resulted in hurting the victim or happened with someone elses help. The arrest warrants do not specify which conditions investigators think justified the charge.
The warrants also list two charges of taking indecent liberties with a child. Sughrue said police think the incidents happened at Sykes home.
Sykes was being held Friday in lieu of $3 million bail.