Woman gets at least 12 years for sexually abusing kids

Cynthia Haight (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington woman will spend at least the next 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three kids.

Cynthia Haight pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to two counts of first degree sex offense and three counts of taking indecent liberties with children.

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The crimes happened between 2002 and 2006 with three young victims, who are now adults.

Haight admitted to sexually abusing the victims and engaging in other sexual activity in their presence when they were children.

The victims disclosed the abuse last year, and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation regarding their delayed disclosures.

Haight, 49, was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. She will have to register as a sex offender for 30 years when she is released.