Man sentenced to at least 15 years after pleading guilty to sex crimes

Man sentenced to at least 15 years after pleading guilty to sex crimes
James Dale Alexander Jr. (Source: District Attorney's Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A man will spend at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes involving a 14-year-old.

James Dale Alexander Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Brunswick County courtroom to statutory rape, statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and selling/distributing tobacco to a minor.

He was sentenced to 15-23 years in prison.

During an investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Andrews denied he had sexual intercourse with the 14-year-old victim, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

A sexual assault kit was collected and sent to the N.C. State Crime Laboratory for testing. The results concluded that the evidence collected from the sexual assault kit matched Alexander’s DNA.

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