Pender Co. man facing more child sex crimes involving 5th child

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say a Pender County man already facing a slew of child sex crimes now faces additional charges involving another child.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office said Haywood Elwood Garner, 69, was arrested Friday and charged with 9 counts of first degree sex offense with a child, 3 counts of crimes against nature and 3 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Investigators said Garner was initially charged in October 2016 with child sex crimes involving a 4-year-old victim. Friday, he was charged with additional crimes involving a fifth child.

The sheriff’s office said the new charges stem from offenses that happened between 1996 and 1999 involving a child under the age of 12.

Garner’s bail was increased by $1 million, making his current bond amount $2,625,000.

Investigators still believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at (910)259-1212.

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