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Sex Offenders

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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Brunswick county man convicted of sex offenses against a minor

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A Brunswick county man will serve 42 to 52 years in prison for numerous sex offenses against a minor. Full story...
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Former NC preacher, teacher sentenced to 4 years

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A 51-year-old former Baptist preacher and Christian school teacher has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for having sex with an 18-year-old student he taught and coached. Full story...
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Former Burlington cop pleads guilty to sex offense

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A former Burlington police officer has pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a teen. Full story...
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