GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCn) – A Pitt County man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after being arrested for statutory rape of a child in 2016, the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office said.
William Ford, 21, was charged with two counts of statutory rape of a child stemming from an April 2016 incident, officials said.
He pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to 10 to 21 months imprisonment. But that time was suspended in lieu of serving three years supervised probation and registering as a sex offender, the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.
His minimum registration period is 10 years.