New Hanover County man charged with child sex crimes

Robert Adam Burns (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County man is in jail facing charges in an alleged crime that happened in 2004.

Robert Adam Burns, 54, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory rape/sex offense defendant six years older than the victim.

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A New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said they were conducting another investigation when they learned about Burns and the crimes involving a 14-year-old.

Burns is being held under a $300,000 bond.