Man gets 65 years for child sex. assault crimes in Henderson Co.

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HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – A Henderson County man was sentenced to 65 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to six felony sexual assault crimes against a teen victim.

According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Richard Kevin Chambers, 57, formerly of Flat Rock, appeared in Superior Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory sex offense with a child under the age of 15, two counts of crime against nature and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

The mother of a 13-year-old girl noticed reportedly noticed that Chambers had an “unhealthy interest” in her daughter and later learned after taking her child to the Children’s Advocacy Center of several incidents where Chambers reportedly had sexual contact with the child.

Chambers initially denied any wrong doing, but later confessed to the crimes and was arrested and charged.

He was taken to Henderson County Jail, but was transferred to North Carolina Department of Adult Correction.

A judge consolidated Chambers’ six charges into the two most serious charges — statutory sex offense — and sentenced him to two prison terms of 392 months, or 65 years.

Chambers will be eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 46 years.

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