Man gets 17 year prison sentence for sex crimes involving children

Man gets 17 year prison sentence for sex crimes involving children
(Source: Rowan Sheriff)

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Diamonte Denolan Crawford of East Spencer was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony attempted statutory sex offense with a child and felony indecent liberties with a child.

Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced Crawford to a minimum of 124 months to a maximum of 209 months in prison. Crawford was ordered to register as a sex offender for 30 years and have no contact with the victim.

In 2018, the child victim, who was 13 years of age at the time, reported to school personnel that a family member, later identified as Crawford, who was 22 years of age, were at another family members’ home when a sexual incident occurred.

The child victim was interviewed at the Terrie Hess House Children’s Advocacy Center and disclosed in a forensic interview what happened to her which was consistent with the information that was initially reported.

District Attorney Brandy Cook stated that she appreciated the joint effort on behalf of Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, DSS, and the Terrie Hess House Children’s Advocacy Center in holding Crawford accountable for his criminal conduct.

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