DENVER, N.C. -- A Denver man is charged with five felonies following allegations of sexual assault of a child.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Jeffery Marshall Sempler was arrested Friday and charged with second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child and two other felony child sex-related charges.

The alleged abuse occurred more than eight years ago, officials say, starting when the victim was 6-years-old, and ending when the victim was 14.

Officials say information gathered during their investigation will be sent to authorities in New York, for incidents that may have occurred in that state.

Sempler is held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

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