Pender County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest following sexual assault report

Pender County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest following sexual assault report
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 11:50 AM EST
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PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they have made an arrest following a report of sexual assault.

Following an investigation by detectives with the Special Victims Unit and PCSO, 22-year-old Ching Michael Spedding of Magnolia and Wilmington was arrested and has been charged with:

  • Second-degree forcible sex offense
  • Statutory sex offense
  • Indecent liberties with a child
  • Sexual battery against a 15-year-old victim

According to the release, Spedding received a $1,000,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 3 in Pender County District Court.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information about Spedding to contact Detective-Sergeant Steve Clinard and Detective Breanna Davis at (910) 259-1437.