Step Grandfather In Court On Sex Charges

A step grandfather accused of sex crimes with his own step grandchildren was in an Onslow County courtroom to face the charges Tuesday.

Billy wells Jr., 42 years-old, mouthed words to his family members throughout his brief first court appearance.

Wells faces 37 charges. The sheriff's office says he has been abusing, assaulting, and performing sexual acts with his own step grandchildren.

Sheriff Ed Brown says both victims, a young boy and girl, are under the age of 15. Brown says the children were both physically helpless during the crimes, which they say occurred at the grandparents home.

Just last week the sheriff's office charged step grandfather Donald Barton with 23 sex crimes involving a female relative.

Well's bond is set at $390,000. Barton's bond is just over 1 million dollars.


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  • by Barbara on Oct 20, 2009 at 08:44 PM
    This man should be thrown in jail, for life for each count of alleged sex crimes if proved guilty with no chance of parole. 'i feel that the grandmother knew she should be charge with asser to the fact. I really feel sorry for the children and the rest of the family, if convicted they both should be put in general public with the rest of ciminals. barbara
  • by Renee Location: Maysville on Oct 20, 2009 at 06:30 PM
    Did he mouth the words I am guilty? Did he try to apologize to the children who he has harmed in physical and mental ways? If not.. then WHO cares that he mouthed anything to his family? Why is the TV station trying to make him seem like a harmless person?
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