Four sentenced for violations of sex offense laws

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 09:37 AM.

Four local men have received prison sentences on recent convictions of failing to comply with sex offense laws.

Eric Bunting, 44; Taron R. Anthony, 27, and William Leslie Johnson II, 55, all of New Bern; and Daryl Hill, 25, of Havelock pled guilty in Craven County Superior Court to charges against them.

Bunting was convicted of one count of failing to report an address change as a sex offender, District Attorney Scott Thomas said in a press release.

Bunting told the court that he had moved from his residence to where his girlfriend was staying because the water had been shut off at his registered address. He did not report the change to the Sheriff’s Office.

Bunting was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2007, and is required to be on the North Carolina sex offender registry for a minimum of 10 years, Thomas said.

Each address change by a sex offender must be reported to the local sheriff’s office according to a strict timeline. Bunting was sentenced to prison for 30 to 45 months.

Anthony was convicted of one count of failing to report an address change as a sex offender. He was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2006, and is required to be on the North Carolina sex offender registry for a minimum of 10 years, Thomas said.



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