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Leland man pleads guilty to first degree sexual offense

50-year-old Gregory Lynn Williams pled guilty to first degree sexual offense for committing a sexual act against a 12-year-old female in 2014. (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY PHOTO)
50-year-old Gregory Lynn Williams pled guilty to first degree sexual offense for committing a sexual act against a 12-year-old female in 2014. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY PHOTO)

PENDER COUNTY — A 50-year-old Leland man pleaded guilty to one count of first degree sexual offense in Pender County Superior Court earlier this week.

According to the office of District Attorney Ben David, Gregory Lynn Williams admitted to committing a sexual assault against a 12-year-old female in 2014.

Judge John E. Nobles sentenced Williams to a minimum of 144 months and a maximum of 233 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections.

On his eventual release, Williams will placed on post-release supervision for 60 months, and will be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

According to the release, the hard work of Detective Stephen Clinard of the Pender County Sheriff’s Office was instrumental in obtaining the guilty plea from this defendant. Assistant District Attorney Jason Smith handled the case for the state.


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