Manns Harbor man charged for sex crime against child

Jessie Cecil Twiddy (Photo by Dare County Sheriff's Office)

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Dare County deputies have arrested a man accused of a sex crime involving a child.

Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard said the Dare County Sheriff’s Office began investigating 45-year-old Jessie Cecil Twiddy on Monday. That was after deputies were called to a residence in the Manns Harbor community for a report of a sex offense against a child.

Deputies met with the mother of the child and then called the Criminal Investigative Division. The investigation concluded with Twiddy being arrested and charged with first-degree sex offense on a child under 13 years of age.

Hoggard said Twiddy was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in Lieu of a $200,000 bond.

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