RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County man faces new felony charges a month after he was arrested on charges of exploitation of a minor, according to a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Dewayne Allen Alton Payne, 31, of Seagrove, was arrested on Oct. 10 following an investigation into a sex abuse case.
Investigators say they uncovered evidence involving the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Deputies obtained warrants for Payne’s arrest for 27 counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.
Payne was arrested and taken to the Randolph County Detention Center and given a $40,000 secured bond.
On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office charged Payne with felony indecent liberties with a child under the age of 16 and felony statutory rape of a child 15 years or younger.
He was given an additional $500,000 secured bond.