Crime

Chatham deputies seek man on 22 child-rape charges

Antonio Basilico Vico
Antonio Basilico Vico

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help deputies find Antonio Basilico Vico, 37, who they have charged with 22 counts of raping an 11-year-old girl.

In a statement issued Tuesday, officials said they believe Vico is in the Triangle. They said they know he frequents Siler City and Winston-Salem.

The incidents with the girl happened over the course of two years, the statement said.

Deputies charged Vico with three offenses for each instance: child rape, sexual assault and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Vico was described as being about 5-foot-4, weighing 180 pounds and having brown hair and eyes.

Authorities asked anyone who has information that might help them locate Vico to call the sheriff’s office at 919-542-2811.

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