• Catawba County man sentenced for criminal sex acts with a minor


    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - A 20-year-old Lawndale man will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty as charged to sex-related criminal acts involving a minor.

    Jacob Marcus Humphries pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child Wednesday in Catawba County Superior Court.

    Humphries could serve up to 35 years and will have to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

    The offenses occurred Aug. 3 and 4, 2015, and from Aug. 18 to Sept. 5, 2015, when the female victim was 7 years old, and involved inappropriate touching.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Catawba County District Attorney sent Channel 9 an incorrect mugshot of Jacob Humphries. The correct mugshot is now pictured above.

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