Convicted Sex Offender Talks With WITN

A convicted sex offender living in Beaufort County says he just wants to get on with his life.

Ernest Rambo, 41 years-old, talked with Dave Jordan about how he ended up on North Carolina's Sex Offender Registry and what people think about his conviction of statutory rape.

Rambo said the person involved was a 15 year-old, "Like I said I saw it, I left, I got accused of it, I did my time. I did 16 years. I've been down here two years, I have a nice steady job, I work fulltime. Everybody has opinions, I can't stop someone from giving an opinion of me. If a person can't accept me for who I am when they meet me, hey, I don't need them. I'm not trying to hide from nobody, but hey, it happened."

Rambo is headed back to court this month because he is charged with failing to register as a sex offender as required by law. He also faces charges of DWI, giving fictitious information to police, and driving with a revoked license.

Rambo says failing to register as a sex offender is just a mix up.

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