Dare County man charged with attempted rape

Kevin Belcher, photo courtesy Dare County Sheriff's Office.

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – A 36- year-old man is facing an attempted rape charge in connection to an incident on Roanoke Island in February.

Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office said deputies got a call from the St. Mary’s County Police Department in Maryland on Feb. 17 about a sexual assault on a minor. The crime reportedly occurred at a home on Roanoke Island.

An investigation into the allegation led deputies to arrest Kevin Belcher of Roanoke Island. Belcher has been charged with attempted first degree rape and first degree sex offense.

He was released on a $100,000 bond.

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