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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.

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  • living in pain

    Shut up about the bond you idiot’s! His 5 mill hers 750k. High class losers like this dont have the cash so they wont be getting out anytime soon anyway.

  • Someone you would rather not know trust me

    This is for the family member above.. You’ve got to be kidding me??? You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to defend two individuals that deserve nothing less than a slow death and torture for ruining this little girls life that I happen to know very well. It’s a good thing that they are locked up awaiting judicial process… If they were loose there is no telling what would come of them… If I was around.. it would be GAME OVER! This innocent and sweet girl I knew is no longer innocent and will have to go under sever counseling and therapy to cope with the indescribable unGodly acts acted towards her…They will seek justice and God will seek 2nd justice against both of them when they meet our Maker. WARNING! these two will get paybacks in prison…..They got more coming to them than they can even imgagine… Soap on a rope will never help you… My prayers go out to the victim and her little brother as well. Dear God please see to it that those two children are in your hands and are given grace and peace of mind once all this is settled. Please keep them in safe housing till arrangements for permanent housing are established. A concerned loved one!

  • David guenzel

    Make it at least an 8 hour event. Sometimes a little torture is a good thing . . .

  • dickerson

    Who cares about the BONDS ? These people are sick trash who need to be hung by their genitals and burned to death with acid !

  • Amber Hewett

    This is one of Amos Lavon Hardy’s blood relatives speaking. “BACK OFF” of the rude comments that you are saying anyone who knows Amos would know that he would have never ever intentionally ever put his hands on a child not even his own and if you know Amos like I do you would never talk about any harsh things such as him being a child molester. I believe that female was causing him to do certain things that he probably did not want to do because he would have never ever have done that. Friends and family who don’t know the whole truth of the situation who is suppose to be there for Amos is already convicting him of the situation. If you feel like you already know that he is guilty before a jury why are you still staying you are friends with him and family. That is like you don’t know GOD and have faith and trust in GOD because GOD is love and Grace.

    Love you alway’s Amos and to know that your family is their for you that know you very well.

  • nofaithnlaw

    About the bond issue. In the original article published her bond was set higher than his.

  • candy

    His Bond is definitely $5 million dollars, and hers in %750 thousand. the last I checked $5 million was the larger number. That being said, the hell with bond at all….they should both be held without bond!!!

    As one person comments, the chances that animals were harmed in some way shape or form prior to this incident being discovered, is VERY HIGH!!!! just because it hasn’t been reported or charged, does not mean it hasn’t happened. Psyciatrist and Sociologist have proved that serial abusers usually start out on animals and work their way up to children.

    That being said, I don’t believe charges of this magnitude would have been levelled at these two unless their was some validity to it. As a former Police Officer, especially where children are involved, there would have been investigations and evidence of some sort prior to arrest. I feel absolutely certain that they will be found guilty. I do pray that they get what they deserve, and if I know most inmates, they will see that they both do!!!!

    I pray that that poor child gets the help that he/she needs to recover. It is a very difficult thing to recover from and live a healthy and happy life!!!

  • BRENDA

    hanging isn’t good enough for these two nor is shooting so just what the hell is good enough other than putting them both in public and cut their asses off
    sry but this is sckening messing achild up for life sicko’s

  • craig

    Dear son; Listen to dad this time. This is what the boogie man looks like now. Be careful out there.

  • WTH

    AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT HIS BOND A LOT MORE THAN HERS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YALL U CANT READ!!!!

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