The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people on unrelated sex offense charges.
Eighteen year-old Matthew Mouldon of Glasgow, Kentucky was arrested by Sampson County deputies and jailed under a $2 million bond.
Mouldon is charged with 5 counts of statutory rape, 8 counts of statutory sex offense, 5 counts of first degree forcible rape, 8 counts of first degree forcible sexoffense, 13 counts of indecent liberties with a minor and 5 counts of crimes against nature.
Mouldon was living in Sampson County during the summer of 2016 when these crimes occurred. A relative of the victim reported the alleged sexual misconduct to authorities on August 6 and an investigation was launched into the incident. As a result of the investigation, Mouldon was arrested in Glasgow, KY and extradited back to North Carolina.
In an unrelated incident, criminal investigators charged Brandon Lee Connor, 25, of Hobbton Highway, Clinton with sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a minor. He was given a bond of $125,000 secured and a court date of September 23rd.
In 2015 the juvenile’s parent filed a complaint alleging sexual misconduct by Connor. Investigators immediately began looking into the incident, but the case was prolonged because the victim relocated to another state. Investigators were recently able to obtain enough probable cause to charge Connor with the crime.
No further information was released about either incident. The ages of both victims were also withheld.