Johnston County man accused of sexually assaulting children should have been in prison, sheriff says
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — The Johnston County sheriff says the man accused of committing sex offenses against four children should have already been incarcerated.
Tyrone Stanley, of the 3200 block of Highway 210 in Smithfield is charged with first-degree statutory sex offenses against four children, ranging from 1 to 6 years old, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.
The offenses occurred between September and December of last year.
“Investigators are saying this is the most disturbing case of non-fatal child abuse ever investigated by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office,” the office said in a news release.
Investigators believe other individuals knew about the abuse and failed to report it, and more charges could still be filed, the Sheriff’s Office said.
“I want to know why Tyrone Stanley, who was arrested just over a year ago on 130 felony charges spanning three counties, received probation on all those charges,” Sheriff Steve Bizzell said in a