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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. – North Carolina authorities are looking for a man wanted for felony statutory rape of a child and felony statutory sex offense involving a 5-year-old he was babysitting.

Michael Brandon Bryan, 37, is reportedly driving a beige 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with North Carolina registration plate PLX-6128, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Chevrolet Avalanche

Deputies say his last known address is Highway 55 Cove City, NC.

Cove City, a town of about 400 people, is situated about 20 miles inland from the East Coast.

Craven County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. To remain anonymous, call (252) 633-5141.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to contact the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 636-6620, Craven County Communications at (252) 633-2357 or your local law enforcement agency.

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