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Sex Offenders

Pender and Onslow County crack down on sex offenders

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video Pender and Onslow counties are cracking down on sex offenders. U.S. Marshals and several other agencies discussed a recent operation that targeted sex offenders. The project is called Operation Valor. They sent out 70 officers in divided teams to the homes of registered sex offenders in Onslow and Pender county. Full story...
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Sex offender stopped on school campus

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videoA man registered as a sex offender was picked up at a Brunswick County school yesterday with the help of new technology. James Fowler was arrested at Supply Elementary School when he attempted to attend an awards ceremony hosted by the school. Full story...
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Laws about sex trafficking, child abuse, military funerals now in effect in NC

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videoNew laws ranging from sex trafficking to protecting military funerals are now in effect in the Tar Heel State. In all, North Carolinians have 42 new laws to abide by as of Sunday. Full story...
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AG vows to fight for law keeping sex offenders from parks, schools

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videoNorth Carolina's attorney general says he will fight a federal lawsuit against him and the state to protect children from sex offenders. The lawsuit challenges a state law that makes it illegal for sex offenders to be close to places intended for children. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court blocks sex offenders from social media

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videoThe North Carolina Supreme Court has granted a stay requested by Attorney General Roy Cooper that will keep registered sex offenders from using social media websites. Full story...
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Social network ban for sex offenders ruled illegal

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videoA North Carolina appeals court panel says the state's requirement barring registered sex offenders from commercial social networking sites like Facebook is unconstitutional because it's vague and violates free speech. Full story...
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Leland man sentenced to prison for sex crimes against minor

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videoA Leland man is sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex crimes against a minor. Donald Ray White, 56, pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court Monday for sex offenses against a young boy, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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Winnabow man sentenced to prison for attempted rape of autistic minor

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videoA Winnabow man is sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex crimes with an autistic minor. Michael Mclachlin, 39, pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court on June 12 for attempted statutory rape of an autistic boy, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory signs bill to combat sex trafficking in North Carolina

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory signed Bill 122, into law Wednesday, which requires sex traffickers to register as sex offenders after they serve their prison sentence. Full story...
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Pender Co. man charged with more than 27 sexually related counts

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Danny Dewitt Strickland today on 27 different sexually related charges. Strickland has been previously charged with four sexually related counts. Full story...
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Illegal immigrant pleads guilty to raping 6-year-old girl

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Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, pled guilty on Friday afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court to First Degree Rape for incidents that occurred with a 6 year old girl from Shallotte in 2010. Full story...
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Former prison guard found guilty of sex offenses with 13-year-old

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Matthew Kevin Yow of Ocean Isle Beach was found guilty of two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of showing his victim pornography. Full story...
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New mobile app shows sex offenders living nearby

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video Want to know if a sex offender lives in your neighborhood? There's an app for that. Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Monday the free app developed by the NC Department of Justice is available. It's a tool for parents, as well as tech-savvy kids. Full story...
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Sex offender from New Hampshire arrested in Oak Island

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The U.S. Marshals Service says it has arrested a 35-year-old New Hampshire man in North Carolina who was sought on a warrant for violating parole and for failing to register as a sex offender. Full story...
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Pastor charged with sex offenses a no-show at church

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video Pastor Thomas Wiggins was arrested last week after being charged with multiple sex crimes, including indecent liberties with a minor. This was the first Sunday service at his church since the alleged crimes came to light. Full story...
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