Manns Harbor man charged for sex crime against child

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