Pender County man faces child sex charges


PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Friday for sex crimes against a child.

Lloyd Sterling Bennett, 55, is charged with seven counts of First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense of a Child, and seven counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child.

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Bennett was placed on a $2 million bond and is being held in the Pender County Jail.

Detectives say the crimes happened over a six-year period to a 9-year-old girl.