UPDATED: Corrections Officer Charged With Sex Crimes

By: Dave Jordan/Christine Kennedy
By: Dave Jordan/Christine Kennedy

New details about the story involving the arrest of a corrections officer on several sex crimes involving minors.

Authorities arrested 37 year old Patrick Wazny at his Newport home in Carteret County last night on 17 charges.

Authorities were tight lipped about what has been taking place inside Waznys mobile home, but did tell us the 2 victims are under the age of 15 and expect their are more victims who haven't come forth.

A slew of warrants sit at the Carteret County Courthouse detailing 17 counts of sex crimes against 37 year old Patrick Wazny of Newport, a corrections officer in Pamlico County.

The two victims, both females are under the age of fifteen. Authorities can't detail exactly what has been taking place inside his mobile home but have charged him with statutory rape, crimes against nature, indecent liberties and sexual exploitation, stating he did possess child pornography.

The S.B.I.S. says these tips have been coming in for several months and say they have investigated Waznys home before.

And say Wazny may have been sexually involved with the victims for at least a year

Wazny is currently in the jail under a 500 thousand dollar bond, his next court date is set for October 30th.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A North Carolina corrections officer at Pamlico Correctional Facility in Bayboro has been arrested for sex crimes.

Authorities arrested 37 year old Patrick Wazny of Newport at his home Wednesday night.

The arrest results from an investigation from an on-line internet operation.

Wazny is charged with ten counts of indecent liberties with a child, three counts of statutory sex offense with a minor under the age of 16, two counts of crimes against nature, one count of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Wazny is in the Carteret County jail under a $500,000.00 secured bond.

A Department of Correction spokesman says Wazny's job status with the state has not changed as of Thursday morning.


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