Local man sentenced for child sex crimes
Published 4:43 pm Friday, November 25, 2022
JACKSON – A Garysburg man will spend time in prison after accepting a plea agreement in a child sex crime case.
During a week of Superior Court in Northampton County held here earlier this month, Tyrone Hawkins, age 38, pled guilty to four counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Hawkins was sentenced to 10 years in prison pursuant to his plea agreement.
This criminal proceeding originated from a case investigation by Caption Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office that began on Aug. 20, 2020.
After a thorough investigation, it was determined that Hawkins had sexual contact with a female family member who was 12-years-old at that time.
Initially, Jacobs charged Hawkins with one count of first-degree statutory rape, one count of indecent liberties with a child, and one count of incest with a child under the age of 13 years old.