A Coffee County man is behind bars on a serious felony charge of sexual abuse on someone less than 12 years old.
48-year-old Melvin Maloy was arrested over the weekend at his Kinston home.
Coffee County sheriff officials have not disclosed many details about the case, but the reported victim is an eight-year-old child.
Maloy's bond was set at $30,000.
The district attorney's office will present the case to a grand jury in order to get an indictment on Maloy.