GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- A predator is behind bars after police say a missing teenager was found with a middle-aged man at a local motel.
The Greenville Police Department received a report for a runaway juvenile Friday morning who was last seen in the area of B’s Barbecue Road. After further investigation, officers received information that the 14-year-old female may be staying with a middle-aged man at a local motel.
Officers located the teenager at the Camelot Inn Friday afternoon with 44-year-old Laplois Jeffrey Lott, of Greenville. He has subsequently been charged with 2 counts of statutory rape of a child and 2 counts of statutory sex offense.
He is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $2 million dollar bond.
Lott and the 14-year-old victim were known to each other.