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Man accused of molesting young children in his care

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Oct 16 2013 11:19:45 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 16 2013 11:20:56 AM CDT
Christopher Tomas Avila
LA GRANGE, LENOIR COUNTY -

A Lenoir County man has been arrested for allegedly molesting two young children in his care.

According to the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Christopher Tomas Avila, of La Grange, was taken into custody on Oct. 3.

Deputies said Avila molested a 5-year-old in his care while the victim's parents were out of town. The alleged incident happened on Sept. 28.

During the investigation, the 5-year-old's brother told deputies he was also molested by the suspect more than a decade ago, between Oct. 11, 2002 and Oct. 11, 2003, the Sheriff's Office stated.

Avila was being held in the Lenoir County Jail under a $100,000 bond.