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Man accused of child sex crimes with girls he met at Benson church

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) - A 34-year-old man is charged with sex crimes involving two underage girl he met at a Benson church, authorities said.

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said the complaints involving Jonathan Young go back to 2003.

Young met the girls while attending the Firstborn Baptist Church in Benson, the sheriff's office said.

The crimes occurred at the church, officials said.

Investigators have been looking into the incidents since 2014.

Young is charged with six charges of first-degree rape of a child, three charges of statutory rape, two charges of first-degree sexual offense and two charges of indecent liberties with a child.

He is being held on a $1 million bond.

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