Man sentenced to more than 30 yrs. for first-degree sexual offense


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County man will spend more than 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of first-degree sexual offense with a child.

John Owen Jacobs, 44, was sentenced in Bladen County Superior Court Tuesday, according to the District Attorney’s Office. According to a release, Jacobs committed a sexual offense with an 11-year-old girl at his Bladenboro home back in April of 2013.

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The release says the victim then reported the crime to teachers at her school, who then alerted authorities. Jacobs could spend up to 46 years behind bars.

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