Thursday, December 7, 2023

67-year-old arrested for indecent liberties with minor

David Michael Key (Courtesy PCSO)

PENDER COUNTY — A Hampstead man is in custody after communicating with a minor “for sexual purposes” according to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

David Michael Key, 67, was charged on Friday, July 13, with one count of felony indecent liberties with a child. His arrest was the result of a joint investigation with special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, according to a release.

Law enforcement were tipped off to allegations that Key had been communicating with sexual purposes with a 13-year-old female.

He was given a $25,000 secured bond.

Anyone with relative information regarding this case or David Michael Key should contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office Detective-Sergeant Steve Clinard at 910-259-1437.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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