Tag Archives: Crimes against children

Two charged with felony child abuse of an infant child in Scotland County this week.

(SCOTLAND CO.,NC)- Thursday, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported an arrest two adults on felony abuse and negligence of a 16-month-old boy. Kristy Beth Backus, age 23 and Zachary Crabtree, age 24, both residents of 21000 McIntosh Road, Laurinburg, NC were arrested for charges related to a child abuse report received from Scotland Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2019. Backus was

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Sex offender arrested in MD for 54 counts of sexual related offenses against a minor child in Scotland Co. NC

(SCOTLAND CO.,NC)- On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigative Division, obtained criminal arrest warrants against, Cornelius Godfrey Brennecke, 44, of Baltimore, Maryland, in reference to (27) counts of felony First Degree Sexual Offense Against a Minor Child and (27) counts of felony Sexual Activity by a Substitute Parent. Brennecke was a resident of Scotland County

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Jacksonville father pleaded guilty to murder in the 2017 death of his infant daughtersa

On May 6, 2019, Traquan Curtis pled guilty to second-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious injury in Onslow County Superior Court.  The defendant received a minimum of 254 months and a maximum of 317 months for second-degree murder and a minimum of 84 months and a maximum of 113 months for felony child abuse with the sentences to

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Laurinburg man arrested on 12 felony counts of indecent liberties and sexual abuse allegations with minors under age 14

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Thomas Marshall Brooks Jr., of 1006 Scottsdale Road, Laurinburg, NC, was arrested for 12 counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Minor Child. These charges came from the Scotland County Grand Jury, having found probable cause for the issuance of these indictments which occurred, Monday, April 29, 2019. In 2018, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office

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WANTED: Hillsborough- a man accused of a shooting injuring one and an infant was in the vehicle

Hillsborough PD are seeking the public’s help locating 24-year-old Elijah Rashad Dobson for a shooting incident, firing into an occupied car occurred on South Churton Street near the intersection of Cardinal Drive. Officers responded at about 5:30 p.m. and located a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to and remains in an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. An infant in the victim’s vehicle was unharmed and has since been returned to her mother. The suspect is known to frequent the Raleigh and Durham areas.

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Outer Banks man wanted for rape of a child under age 15

Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Howard S. Bendigo, who is pictured below. Bendigo may reside in Nags Head, N.C.. Bendigo is wanted for: F- (Felony) Statutory Rape of Child <+= 15, and M- (Misdemeanor) Sexual Battery. Contact the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office at 252-232-2216 if you know where the subject is. No other details are available at this

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Sneads Ferry couple sentenced to 31 to 47 years for rape of a child and exploitation

On March 4, 2019 in Onslow Superior Court, Matthew Maynard and Diane McCracken Maynard each pled guilty to one count of rape of a child and one count of 1st degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Judge Phyllis Gorham of New Hanover County sentenced each of these co-defendants to consecutive sentences of a minimum of 300 months (25Y) and a

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Man arrested for abduction in case of missing juvenile found safe out of state

A local man has been arrested for taking a juvenile out-of-state. On February 4, 2019, 15-year-old Alice Morris was reported missing by her family. During the investigation, detectives determined that Morris was in the company of Zachary Journey and the two had fled Onslow County for Florida. On February 6, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Detectives obtained

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Man sentenced to serve a minimum of 444 months and max of 714 months for sex crimes against children.

On Feb. 7, 2019, Harvey Lee Essary, Jr. was found guilty of statutory rape of a minor, 2nd degree forcible rape, 2nd degree forcible sexual offense, and 3 counts of statutory rape of a person 13, 14, or 15 years of age. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Henry sentenced the defendant to consecutive active sentences of a minimum of 300

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Jacksonville man arrested for nude photos of a juvenile family member

A Jacksonville man has been arrested after having nude photographs of a juvenile family member. On December 5, 2018 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives received a report that a juvenile had been made to photograph themselves nude by a family member. During the investigation, it was learned that the family member was attempting to punish the juvenile

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UPDATE: FOUND SAFE AMBER ALERT NC: MT. AIRY 12yr old boy, Anthony Diaz abducted

UPDATE: Amber has been cancelled as of 3:30 PM Sunday. There’s no information about the abductor at this time. Anthony Manuel Diaz, age 12 reportedly last seen Jan 6, 2019 in Mount Airy, NC. Police reported that that Diaz went missing from the 900 block of Willow Street. Diaz is described as a Hispanic male approximately 4’7″ tall weighing approximately

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Man arrested again with child crimes the second time this year

NEWS RELEASE For the second time in less than 6 months, a Hubert man has been arrested for indecent liberties on a child. Edward Joseph Hornbeck Jr. was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit August 21, 2018 for exposing himself and having inappropriate interaction with a juvenile under the age of 12. Since that time, Swansboro Police

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