Local man sentenced for child sex crimes

Published 4:43 pm Friday, November 25, 2022

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JACKSON – A Garysburg man will spend time in prison after accepting a plea agreement in a child sex crime case.

Tyrone Hawkins

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.