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Ocean Isle Beach man facing additional child sex crime charges

Luis Manuel Canuel
Luis Manuel Canuel(Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 4:39 PM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - An Ocean Isle Beach man previously jailed for allegedly sexually assault a child is now facing additional child sex crime charges, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

A Facebook post by the sheriff’s office states that Luis Manuel Canuel, 57, was charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree statutory rape of a child under 13 and two counts of statutory rape of a child <=15.

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The alleged offenses occurred between Sept. 2016 and Sept. 2020, according to arrest warrants.

Canuel’s bond was increased to $1.4 million.

He was previously arrested on May 5 on two counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult, and one count of statuary sex offense with a child.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call 910-253-2777 or 911.

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Posted by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, NC on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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