MILLVILLEÂ â€” A fugitive from Philadelphia was arrested last month after he allegedly sexually assaulted a local 13-year-old, authorities said Friday.
Police in Greenville, North Carolina, apprehended 35-year-old Aleem King on Oct. 19, the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release.Â
Prosecutors said King used a ladder to reach the girl's bedroom at her home on North Street to sexually assault her in the early morning hours of March 14. He allegedly also used a handgun during the assault.
King was charged with burglary, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He is currently in jail in Pitt County, North Carolina. Jail records list his address in Greenville.
Authorities first announced they were searching for King in mid-March, releasing photos of him walking along a street that police obtained through their investigation.
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Prosecutors said they intend to motion for a judge to detain King once he is extradited to New ¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥.Â
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information can call Detective Ashley Cornwall at 856-453-0486.
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