NC man accused of sex crimes with child he met through ‘Pokemon Go’

Jason Eric Northway (Source: New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jason Eric Northway (Source: New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A Wilmington man is accused of sex crimes against a 14-year-old boy he met through playing Pokemon Go, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jason Eric Northway, 50, was arrested Wednesday and charged with statutory sex offense with a child 15 or under and indecent liberties with a child. He was booked under a $100,000 bond.

According to an arrest warrant, the offenses took place in October 2016.

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NHCSO officials said there is a possibility there are more victims.

Anyone with information on Northway is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 910-798-4200.

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