The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said a 76-year-old man was arrested for a sex crime involving a child.
Deputies said Scotty Joe Jornigan of Bryson City was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.The crime happened between June 2012 and August 2015 when Jornigan lived in Nebo and the victim was between the ages of 7 and 10.
“The girl just recently disclosed the accusations to family members, who then contacted the Sheriff’s Office,” Det. Billie Brown said in a news release.
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