Southport man charged with sexually assaulting a teenager

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James Wayne Williams
James Wayne Williams

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Southport man faces more than two dozen charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl.

James Wayne Williams, 32, of Southport Supply Road in Southport, was arrested Friday afternoon following a brief investigation, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax said. He has been charged with 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory rape.

Williams is charged with several offenses that occurred with a 15-year-old female victim, Flax said. According to arrest warrants, the offenses allegedly occurred between April 1 and Aug. 31.

According to records with the Brunswick County Detention Facility, Williams was booked in jail at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. He is being held in jail under a $510,000 secured bond.