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UPDATE: Officials continue search for man charged with incest

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Robert Lee Earley Jr. (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office) Robert Lee Earley Jr. (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Pender County Sheriff's Office has a new lead in the search for a man who faces several charges, including incest.

Robert Lee Earley Jr., 51, of Hampstead has been wanted by authorities since May 16, 2013, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office.

Officials now say Earley is known to be in Wilmington, primarily in the Monkey Junction area, working odd jobs. Authorities originally thought he may have been headed to Florida.

According to the sheriff's office, Earley is driving a 1992 white Chevrolet with black side and back windows. Earley's business logo, J & S Painting, is displayed on both sides of the vehicle.

The sheriff's office is reporting Earley has been charged with:

  • incest against a child who is 13, 14, or 15-years-old and defendant is at least six years older than the child when the incest occurred
  • statutory rape/sex offense with a defendant who is at least six-years-older than the child
  • negligent child abuse - serious physical injury
  • incest

Anyone with information about Earley's whereabouts is asked to contact your local law enforcement agency or Pender County Sheriff's Office at (910) 259-1515.

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