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Two men sentenced in separate cases for sexually assaulting children

WILMINGTON — Two men were sentenced for crimes against children this week. The two were arrested, tried and sentenced in unrelated cases. Both men were sentenced by Judge R. Kent Harrell.

Robert Wayne Canady

(Port City Daily photo / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE DA)
(Port City Daily photo / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE DA)

Robert Wayne Canady of Wilmington pleaded guilty on Tuesday to four counts of indecent liberties with a child and one charge of felony child abuse, according to a release from District Attorney Ben David. Canady, 53, was sentenced to 48-118 months. He has already served about 20 months while awaiting sentencing. Canady will be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years after his release.

Canady was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lance Oehrlein; he was represented by Emily Zvejnieks.

Johnny Deans

(Port City Daily photo / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE DA)
(Port City Daily photo / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE DA)

Johnny Deans, 42, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a release. Deans abused the teenage daughter of a man who lived with him during the time of the offense.

Deans was sentenced to 17-30 months, and three suspended sentences of 23-37 months each. After his release he will receive five years of probation; he will register as a sex offender for 30 years.

Deans was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lance Oehrlein; he was represented by Max Ashworth.

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