Former New Bern man indicted for alleged 2019 sexual assault offense

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Christopher Straight indicted with alleged forcible sexual offense after he turned himself in on Monday, Dec. 20.
Christopher Straight indicted with alleged forcible sexual offense after he turned himself in on Monday, Dec. 20.

A former New Bern man turned himself in to the police on Monday for an alleged sexual assault crime that occurred in 2019.

Craven County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on Dec. 13 of a second-degree forcible sexual offense in 2019 against Christopher Paul Straight, 39.

Straight owned and operated a downtown business that closed in September.

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The 2019 incident was brought to law enforcement's attention during a recent investigation of a separate yet unrelated 2021 incident, according to the press release.

Straight received a $50,000 secured bond and posted bond on Monday, Dec. 20. He has a court date scheduled for Jan. 25 in Craven County Superior Court.

This article originally appeared on Sun Journal: Former New Bern man indicted with forcible sexual assault offense

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