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Former jail supervisor sentenced for taking indecent liberties with a child

Tommy Allen McPherson (Source: Columbus County Jail) Tommy Allen McPherson (Source: Columbus County Jail)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A former supervisor of the Columbus County Jail and sergeant with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office has been sentenced for indecent liberties with a child.

Tommy Allen McPherson, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted statutory sex offense with a 10-year-old. He was sentenced to 12-156 years in prison according to the District Attorney Jon David.

McPherson resigned from his position with the county in late November 2013. A couple days later he was arrested for the crime.

"It's very disheartened to begin with. We have trust in these officers especially at the rank Mr. McPherson was. He was a sergeant here at the sheriff's office. It's very disheartening to see a supervisor like that do an act like he's accused of committing," said former Sheriff Chris Batten about the crime when it happened.

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