Man, 79, charged with sexually assaulting teen in Moore Co.

James Lee Thomas (Courtesy: Moore County Sheriff's Office)

The Moore County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a Carthage man with sexually assaulting a teen.

Deputies said a 14-year-old reported she had been sexually assaulted just before 4 a.m. Saturday.

Deputies later arrested James Lee Thomas, 79, and charged him with felony indecent liberties with a child, among other assault charges.

Thomas is being held at the Moore County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

Thomas' first court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 8.

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