BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Bolivia man is required to register as a sex offender after he serves at least 19 years in prison for a statutory rape case involving two teenage girls.
Douglas Len Burris, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday in Brunswick County Superior Court to two counts of statutory rape, according to District Attorney Jon David. Burris was accused of raping two teenage victims – between the age of 13 and 15 – in June and September 2014.
Burris was one of five co-defendants charged in the case. Three of the co-defendants were active-duty military members at the time of the incident and were prosecuted in military court, David said. They each received active prison sentences, David said.
Superior Court Judge Tanya Wallace sentenced Burris to 228-334 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections and ordered to register as sex offender upon release from prison.
Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage prosecuted the case for the state. Attorney Michael Ramos represented Burris in the case.