Man found with teen girl in NC campground in 2016 sentenced

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HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) –  A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. 

According to a news release rom District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a child under 15.

Whitehead was sentenced to 699 months in prison.

We reported back in 2016 that Whitehead, a man who was wanted out of Dent County, Missouri for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, was found with the girl in the North Mills Campground in the Pisgah National Forest.

Both Whitehead and the girl were taken to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, where they spoke with detectives.

Detectives later charged Whitehead with two felony counts of first-degree statutory rape of a child under 15.

The girl was later reunited with her family.

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