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Sex Offender Charged for Being on School Grounds

Sex Offender Charged for Being on School Grounds

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged after the Sheriff's Office was notified he had been on school grounds. On October 12th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office SRO was notified that ChristopherTimothy Ward, a registered sex offender, had been on a school campus. Ward, who currently resides in Thomasville, was convicted in 2010 for two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Under NC law certain registered sex offenders are prohibited from being in, at, or near certain places. According to an article on North Carolina Criminal Law, a UNC School of Government Blog, a sex offender convicted of a sex crime where they were a parent or custodian, if the offense was with a student, or when the victim was under the age of 16 at the time, are ...
Sex Offender Arrested for Being on School Grounds

Sex Offender Arrested for Being on School Grounds

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a registered sex offender who was on school grounds in Randolph County several times late last month. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on September 26th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office's Sex Offender Registry Detective was notified that Michael Delano Foster of Davidson County, a registered sex offender, had been on school grounds in Randolph County. According to the NC State Bureau of Investigations Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry, Foster was convicted in 2006 for two sexual offenses involving a minor under the age of thirteen in Guilford County. He was released in 2013 and has registered with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. During the investigation, it was discove...
Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Two Sex Crime Cases

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Two Sex Crime Cases

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests in two separate cases after receiving information regarding allegations of sexual offenses involving minors. On January 13th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Detectives brought charges against Bernard Joseph McSweeney for four counts of felony disseminating obscenities. On January 23, 2023, McSweeney was apprehended by the Criminal Apprehension Team onHewitt St. in Greensboro, NC.  He was transported to the Randolph County Jail and taken beforethe magistrate who issued a secured bond in the amount of $ 25,000 and had a first appearance onJanuary 24th, 2023, in Randolph County District Court. Bernard Joseph McSweeney Felony disseminating obscenities (4 Counts) $25,...

Sex Offender Arrested On Child Porn Charges

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ASHEBORO NC - An Asheboro Man is in jail facing felony charges for possessing/producing child porn. According to a press release the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) received information that an individual by the name of Luis Armando Diaz-Otero was possessing/producing numerous child pornography files. Detectives initiated an investigation which found that Diaz-Otero is a registered sex offender as a result of an out-of-state conviction. Luis Armando Diaz-Otero On January 28, 2021, Warrants for Arrest were issued for Luis Armando Diaz-Otero for nine counts of Felony Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Felony First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Off...