HOKE COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A former sheriff's deputy in New Hanover County is charged with numerous felony sex crimes against children in Hoke County, according to a news release from the sheriff's department there.

Jarmal Akfpon Flood was arrested this week in Pender County where he lives.

Deputies say that a father brought two juvenile victims to the Hoke County Sheriff's Office in October to report that Flood had sexually abused them between September 2005 and July 2006.