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Man charged with sex offense with child in Zebulon

Ryan Rashad Reynolds
Ryan Rashad Reynolds WAKE CCBI

A Louisburg man is being held in the Wake County Detention Center on charges that he engaged in sexual contact with an intellectually disabled 12-year-old girl in Zebulon and gave the child money to keep quiet, according to police.

Ryan Rashad Reynolds, 24, of 135 Wilders Lane, Louisburg, was charged July 31 with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of first-degree sexual offense with a child. He is being held under $1.6 million bond. His next court date is set for Aug. 24.

Zebulon Lt. Scott Finch said Reynolds regularly performed residential maintenance work in the area where the victim lives and that he was known to the victim’s family. Reynolds was allowed access to the family’s home the morning of July 31, at which time he is believed to have committed the acts he is charged with, according to police.

The child’s mother reported the incident and police obtained warrants for Reynolds’ arrest following a brief investigation.

Zebulon detectives located Reynolds and arrested him without incident at 225 S. Taylor St. in Wake Forest with the assistance of the Wake Forest Police Department.

Reynolds has a history of similar crime and is currently listed in the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.

Records show Reynolds was convicted in October, 2013 of taking indecent liberties with a 4-year-old in Franklin County. He was sentenced to five years probation for that offense, the records show.

On Aug. 4 Reynolds was charged with a probation violation by Franklin County deputies.