The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Cove City resident accused of raping a 5-year-old he was babysitting.

Michael Brandon Bryan, age 37, whose last known address was on Highway 55 in Cove City, is wanted for felony statutory rape of a child and felony statutory sex offense involving a 5-year-old he was babysitting, according to a Facebook post from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Bryan drives a beige 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, with North Carolina plate PLX-6128 which is the same color and model year as the vehicle pictured below.

Authorities said the suspect is driving a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. (Craven County Sheriff’s Office)

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes told NewsChannel 12 that he has about 15 teams, including an SBI Taskforce, made up of multiple different agencies out searching for Bryan.

Craven County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. 

Anyone with information on Michael Bryan’s location is asked to contact the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 636-6620, Craven County Communications at (252) 633-2357, or your local law enforcement agency. To remain anonymous, call (252) 633-5141.

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