BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives say Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, faces 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. They say when the assaults happened between 2006 and 2014, when the female victim was between the ages of 8 and 16. Warrants say the abuse included multiple forms of sex.
Investigators say those charges are in addition to his Feb. 10 charges for four counts of sex offense parental role, three counts statutory rape/sexual offense and second degree rape.
Detectives say the Wilmington Police Department also served warrants for Angela Renee Wallace, 36, who is charged with 40 counts of felony child abuse, on behalf of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Warrants say Wallace is closely related to the victim.
Hardy had his first appearance at the Brunswick County Courthouse where a judge upped his bond to $5,000,000. He is in the Brunswick County Jail. Wallace is also behind bars in New Hanover County under a $750,000 bond.
Detectives ask anyone with information about any other incidents involving Hardy to contact the BCSO Criminal Investigation Unit at (910) 253-2777 or Det. Scott Bright at (910) 616-6240.