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Father, daughter arrested and charged with incest

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

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A father and daughter were arrested at their home in Hampstead Friday morning for incest charges against them.

According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshal's Office helped deputies with the arrest of 51-year-old Robert Earley Jr. and his 25-year-old daughter, Natalie Earley.

The pair had been wanted by authorities since May 16, 2013, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said in June, Robert was known to be working odd jobs in Wilmington near the Monkey Junction area. They originally thought he and Natalie may have been headed to Florida.

Robert was arrested and charged with the following:

• 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

Natalie was arrested and charged with incest.

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