WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington man was arrested on sex crime charges Tuesday morning.
According to officials, the US Marshals apprehended 33-year-old Margarito Martinez Lopez during a traffic stop on Military Cutoff Road as he was leaving his home on East Westwood Drive around 7 a.m.
Lopez is charged with one count each of second-degree sex offense and sexual battery. According to Cathryn Lindsay, spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department, the alleged incident happened on April 30 and involved a female victim.
He was booked into the New Hanover County Jail under a $20,000 bond.
Lopez was previously deported to Mexico in 2009, according to the US Marshals.