Man arrested for sexual molestation of young girl

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DRIZA, James Francis III

DRIZA, James Francis III

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office

On Monday, June 20, 2016 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault that had occurred on an 8 year old female juvenile. Investigators from the Sheriff’s office responded to a residence in the Reelsboro community of Pamlico County and began the investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the live-in boyfriend had molested the victim several times over the past month.

Based in the information provided by the victim and details learned during the investigation James Francis Driza III, 27 of New Bern was arrested and charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child and one count of sexual offense by a substitute parent. Driza was confined in the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $150,000.00 secured bond and his first court appearance is set for Friday, June 24, 2016 in Pamlico County District Court.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the incidents and has received information that there may be other victims involved in the case.