RALEIGH — A Raleigh man is accused of twice raping a 12-year-old girl.
Police suspect that Jeremy Samuel Jones, 26, willfully and feloniously did carnally know and abuse the girl. The reported sexual crimes are suspected to have occurred on Sunday and Tuesday, according to arrest warrants filed Tuesday.
Raleigh police found the man with the girl in a vehicle at about 5:15 a.m., according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue. Officers were responding to a suspicious call about the vehicle, which was parked near the intersection of Chatmoss Drive and Barwell Road, Sughrue wrote in an email.
Jones, 26, is charged with two counts of first-degree rape. He also is charged with two counts of second-degree kidnapping because he is suspected of unlawfully removing the victim from one place to another, without the consent of the victims parent or legal guardian, and for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a felony, statutory rape, the warrants state.
In North Carolina, first-degree rape charges can apply in cases where people sex with children younger than 13 who are at least four years younger than the suspect.
Jones also is charged with two counts of committing to the delinquency of a juvenile. He is suspected of causing and encouraging a child, whose initials match the reported victim of the rapes, to commit a sex act. Jones knew the victim prior to the suspected crimes, Sughrue wrote in an email.
Jones is a resident of 204 Farrington Drive, apartment B, according to arrest warrants. He is being held at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $1.5 million bail.