A Kenly man has been arrested and charged with one count of 2nd Degree Forcible Rape.
According to a press release, On May 29, 2022, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a sexual assault that occurred in the Dudley area of Wayne County. Through DNA testing conducted at the North Carolina State Crime Lab, 38-year-old Christopher Hart Daniels was identified as the perpetrator, and warrants were secured for his arrest.
On August 1, 2022, the Clayton Police Department took Daniels into custody without incident and transported him to the magistrate’s office. Daniels was given a $75,000 secured bond.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim and suspect were known acquaintances of one another. Due to the nature of this investigation, there will be no additional information released.