NC man pleads guilty to child sex crimes, kidnapping, deputies say

Bobby Lee Penley
Bobby Lee Penley(Buncombe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 10:42 AM EDT
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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said a man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes against a minor.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, following his arrested in June of 2021, 59-year-old Bobby Lee Penley has been sentenced to serve between 219 to 323 months in prison.

Deputies said Penley pled guilty to two counts of statutory sex offense with a child by adult and first-degree kidnapping.

“Thank you to our Detective Unit at the Family Justice Center for building a strong case so that the survivor and their family and friends now have some sense of justice,” says Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller.

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