Onslow County man arrested on several sexual assault charges

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in connection with a case involving sex offenses with a minor. 

Deputies arrested Garret Riston Young, 34 on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Young is facing charges stemming from a sexual assault which occurred in 2009.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says Craven County Sheriff’s Detectives previously arrested Young on January 4, 2016 on sex offenses involving a Craven County victim. During the investigation, detectives discovered information leading to another victim who lived in Onslow County. After further investigation by both Onslow and Craven County Sheriff’s Detectives warrants were obtained on Youn for the offenses that happened in Onslow County.

Young is charged with Statutory Rape of a Person who was 14 Years old by a Defendant was at least Six Years Older than the Victim (Felony), Statutory Sexual Offense Against a Person who was 14 Years Old by a Defendant who was at Least Six Years Older than the Victim (Felony), Indecent Liberties with a Child and Second-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Young is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1,000,000.00 secured bond. His first court appearance is February 4, 2016.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective J. Getty at 910-989-4072, john_getty@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case when you call.


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