Raleigh man charged with sexual assault of a minor

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man is behind bars after being arrested in connection with sexual assault of a minor.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office arrested Leobardo Silverio-Chavez. He is charged with statutory sex offense with a child by an adult.

The alleged assaults have taken place during the past several years, the sheriff's office said.

The minor first reported the alleged assaults late last year.

Silverio-Chavez is being held at the Wake County Detention Center under a $1.5 million bond.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.

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