FIRST ON 3: Winnabow man charged with sex crimes against child


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man is in the Harnett County Jail charged with sex crimes against a child.

William Rivenbark, 32, of Winnabow, is in custody under $200,000 bond. An incident report says Rivenbark is charged with sexual offense with a child, first degree sex offense and indecent liberties with a child.

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Investigators say the crime happened in April or May of last year at the home of the victim in Cameron. They say Rivenbark is a family friend of the victim.

Wednesday night court records showed Rivenbark also had a pending felony charge for indecent liberties with a child with a court date earlier this week in Brunswick County. A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says Rivenbark was in the Brunswick County Jail briefly before being moved to Harnett County to face the charges there.

The Department of Corrections website shows Rivenbark was sentenced to probation in 2004 for assault on a child.