Lee Co. man arrested for sex crimes involving 11 year old
by WNCN Staff
SANFORD, N.C. -
A 20-year-old Lee County man was arrested for sex crimes involving an 11-year-old child.
Michael Ray Norris of the 3200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway was charged Jan. 30 with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, soliciting a child by computer and misdemeanor communicating threats.
Investigators received a report Jan. 29 saying Norris contacted the child by computer and engaged in an inappropriate conversation, the sheriff's office said.
Investigators executed a search warrant of Norris' home and seized several laptop computers, tablets and cell phones, according to the sheriff's office. The evidence confirmed Norris made advances towards the child, authorities said.
Norris was held under a $30,000 secure bond, the sheriff's office said.