Leland man gets jail, sex offender status for offense against a child

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Kymond Auther
Kymond Auther

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – A Leland man pleaded guilty to committing a sex offense with his younger step-sister. In addition to a prison sentence, the defendant is required to submit to satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.

Kymond Juantorey Auther, 20, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court to one count of attempted first-degree sex offense, according to District Attorney Jon David. He was arrested in June 2015 and accused of committing a sex offense with his step-sister, who at the time of the offense was under the age of 13.

Victim-Witness Legal Assistant Sharon Alford said the victim’s family was “pleased with the outcome of the case and feel that justice has been served.”

Following Auther’s guilty plea, he addressed the court and repeatedly admitted responsibility in front of the court, David said.

“I’m really sorry for what I did,” Auther said. “I know what I did was wrong … I knew I wasn’t doing the right thing. I knew the day would come when I’d have to face the music.”

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Auther to 12-19 years in the N.C. Department of Corrections. He is required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.