Hubert man arrested for indecent liberties with a minor child.

RELEASE DATE: 8/23/2018

NEWS RELEASE FROM ONSLOW COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

A Hubert man has been arrested for inappropriate sexual behavior towards a child.

On July 3, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in Hubert for a report that a child had been touched inappropriately by his adult neighbor. The child also indicated that the male, Edward Joseph Hornbeck Jr. made sexually explicit gestures in front of him.

In former reports the gesture was noted as masturbation by Hornbeck.

Hornbeck, 69-years-old of Villa Park Drive, Hubert was arrested August 21, 2018. His charges include:

Indecent Liberties with a Child

Assault on a Child Under 12 Years Old.


Hornbeck was transferred to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $6,000 unsecured bond.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Albano at heather_albano@onslowcountync.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018-011489 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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