A man is behind bars accused of taking indecent liberties with two children.

According to Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields, the alleged crime took place in Southern Pines with an 11-year-old and 13-year-old.

Jacob Caleb Pell, 22, of Hoffman, was jailed under a $60,000 secured bond Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

The dates of the crime were Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, according to information from Moore County Detention Center.

The suspect has a Jan. 18 court date and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

“Anyone with information regarding this or any other case is asked to contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at 910-947-4444,” said Fields.

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