Navassa man charged with child sex crimes

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Christopher Lawrence McNeil (Photo: Brunswick County Jail)

NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) — A Navassa man is in jail charged with multiples sex crimes involving a child.

According to a news release from Navassa Police Chief Preston Howell, someone filed a report with Navassa Police about a sexual assault on a minor that had occurred over a six-year period between 2005 and 2011. Howell says his department investigated with the help of the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office investigator.

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This weekend Navassa officers, with help from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant on the home of Christopher Lawrence McNeil at 9900 Southerland Circle. They arrested McNeil, 31, and charged him with six counts of sexual offense with a child by an adult.

McNeil is in the Brunswick County Jail under $750,000 bond pending his first appearance on Monday.