LINCOLNCOUNTY, N.C. -- A Crouse man is facing two felony counts of first degree statutory sexual offense after a family reported their five-year-old daughter had been assaulted.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office arrested 31-year-old Neely Marvin Bigham on Monday.

He's accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, whom officials say he knew but is not related to, between December 2012 and February 2013.

The investigation began after the victim's family reported the assault to authorities in late February.

Bigham was booked in to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.

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