Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Failing To Register

A convicted sex offender in Martin County has been arrested for failing to provide the sheriff's office with a change of address.

Orville Layman was charged in 1993 with indecent liberties with a minor in Harnett county.

Layman has moved several times around the state and has been charged with failure to register with a sheriff's office in Dare, Pasquotank, and Martin counties.

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  • by Sunshine Location: Pitt Co on Aug 21, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    He isn't the only one who failed to register, but if they would put them on house arrest they could keep up with them. Make them work to pay for the ankle bracelet they have to wear!
  • by Samantha on Aug 6, 2009 at 06:12 AM
    Its probably hard for him to move anywhere, where there's no kids around. I know this doesn't justify him not registering.
  • by wes Location: young on Aug 5, 2009 at 05:51 AM
    i believe that no one should never see the outside ever unless the outside is in the prison yard.
  • by Martin Garrett Location: Jamesville,nc on Jul 25, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    Any sex offender knows the terms of his/her release. This is something you dont forget. I personally know 'Strech' would of never thought that he would of been the kind of person to do something like this. I am not the court system, but I do watch children in my home and are glad that they did something. True I do not know what happened in '93 but the jury back then did, they had to have enough evidence to convict him of this crime. This isn't the first time that he has been charged with failure to register. You cant tell me that he "forgot" to register. Also another term of a sex offender is they cannot live so many miles from a school, Jamesville schools are only 1.5 miles from his residence, did he forget that condition also? Want to know more about this sex offender, visit these pages: and also used a different name working .5 from Jam school.
  • by concerned Location: robersonville on Jul 25, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    This man knows the conditions of his release. Knowing the full story from 1993 is not relevant. Being "forced" to move around a lot is not relevant. Eventually, the state will lose track of him if he continues this pattern. If the state loses him and he strikes again then we will all be hollering about why wasn't he still in prison and how law enforcement failed us because they didn't notify us of his presence in our neighborhood. Excuses can be made for him from now until doomsday but, as I said before, he knows he must register with the police when he moves and failure to do so should result in punishment.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jul 25, 2009 at 04:00 AM
    He was convicted and given a set of rules to follow to stay on the outside. If he cannot follow these simple rules then put him back in jail for the rest of his sentence.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Jul 25, 2009 at 03:07 AM
    People of NC. You have no idea as to how the offender is treated compared to the victims in any case. Why is Eric Lane alive?
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jul 24, 2009 at 11:02 PM
    While I don't disagree with that sentiment for many such cases as this, the fact is we don't know enough about what happened in 1993 to really make that call. Or do we? Anyway, the article makes it sound like the guy moved around a lot to be sneaky, but you gotta figure, nobody wants a sex offender in their neighborhood, so such a person is usually forced to move around a lot. With all the hassle associated with moving, I can understand if certain steps are forgotten if it's genuinely accidental. What we really need is an adult community where people like this can live without people having to worry about their kids. Or he could go to that pedophile resort they have, I'm sure they'd take him. In any case, it's a flawed system.
  • by Anonymous Location: Nc on Jul 24, 2009 at 08:04 PM
    People like this one, should never see freedom!!! They need to be locked away forever.

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