Sunday, February 25, 2024

Man charged with sex crimes, one involving a 15-year-old

PENDER COUNTY — A Pender County man has been arrested with multiple counts of sex crimes involving a teenager.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Ching Michael Spedding, a resident of Magnolia and Wilmington, NC. Spedding faces four charges, including second-degree forcible sex offense, statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and sexual battery against a 15-year old victim.

Detectives investigated Spedding after a report of sexual assault was filed with the Special victims unit and Pender County uniformed patrol deputies.

Spedding was arrested and held on a secured $1,000,000 bond set by the magistrate. His first appearance was Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the Pender County District Court.

Anyone with information regardtng Spedding or the incidents are encouraged to call Detective-Sergeant Steve Clinard and Detective Breanna Davis 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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