Man facing sex charges involving 5-year-old girl

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Jeremy John Wahl of 50 Hidden Cove Drive, Valparaiso, Florida.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — A 37-year-old registered sex offender is facing sex charges involving a 5-year-old girl.

WTVD reported that Jeremy John Wahl of 50 Hidden Cove Drive, Valparaiso, Florida, was extradited to Cumberland County.

He was reportedly charged with first-degree statutory sex offense, sexual act by a substitute parent and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Wahl is accused of having more than one encounter with the girl between March and April of this year, while babysitting her.

Authorities said the child’s mother was at work when the alleged encounters happened.

Wahl was placed in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond and has court planned for Tuesday.