PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A registered sex offender who was arrested in February for sex crimes involving a child pleaded guilty to the charges Wednesday in Pender County Superior Court, according to an official with the Pender County Sheriff's Office.
Barry Gene Gurganious, 42, of Currie, was charged with two counts of first degree statutory sexual offense and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Following his guilty plea, he received a three-year suspended sentence, a lifetime of satellite-based monitoring and two years of supervised probation.
The offenses took place from April 1992 to April 1993.
Gurganious had also been arrested in 1996, when he was charged with statutory rape, statutory sexual offense and taking indecent liberties with a minor. He pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a child in 2000, which resulted in his sex offender status.
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