Maple Hill man pleads guilty to statutory sex offense


PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – A Pender County man pleaded guilty today to one count of First Degree Statutory Sex Offense.

A judge sentenced Johnnie Ray Carlton, 50, to between 18-27 years in prison.

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Carlton admitted to molesting two girls, ages 7 and 8.

Once Carlton is released from prison he will be placed on post-release supervision for 5 years and must register as a sex offender and be subject to satellite-based monitoring for life.