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DENVER, N.C. A Denver man was arrested Tuesday and is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls who were between the ages of five and 11-years-old.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Van Benfield, 62 of Buoy Lane, after a complaint was filed September 9.

Benfield is charged with two felony counts each of first degree statutory rape, first degree sexual offense with a victim under 13-years-old, and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

The 11-year-old victim told her mother she was abused at various locations in Denver between 2000-2005.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the case is still under investigation and more charges will be filed.

Benfield is in jail under $500,000 bond.

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