WANTED: Leland man accused of child sex crimes


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Leland Police Department is searching for the man charged with numerous child sex crimes.

Joel Rouse, 42, of Mermaid Watch Court is wanted for three counts of 2nd degree forcible sexual offense, three counts of 1st degree statutory sexual offense with a 13, 14, or 15 year old and three counts of indecent liberties.

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If you have seen Rouse or know where he is, contact your local law enforcement agency or 911.