Deputies: 76-year-old man accused of sex crime involving young girl

Scotty Joe Jornigan (McDowell Co. S.O.)

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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