UPDATE: Jacksonville man pleads guilty to rape charges

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A man who once faced a judge with 58 sex offense charges to his name last year went before a different judge this week to offer a plea. Now he will spend at least the next 20 years of his life behind bars.

In February of 2014 Bruce Green was charged with 58 sex offenses. Those charges included 15 counts of second-degree forcible sexual offense, 14 counts of second-degree rape, 14 counts of incest, 8 counts of statutory rape of a person under 15 by a defendant at least 6-years older than the victim, 4 counts of indecent liberties with a child, and 3 counts of felony child abuse.

The Jacksonville Daily News reports on Tuesday, the 54-year-old plead guilty to both first and second degree rape.

The guilty plea was the result of a consolidated case against the Jacksonville man, according to reports.

Judge Jack Jenkins gave Green up to 25 years behind bars, according to the paper.

Assistant District Attorney, Nathan Sweet, told reporters considering Green's known heart problems, the man essentially plead to a life sentence.


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A Jacksonville man who was arrested Thursday on 58 sex-related offenses involving children went before a judge Friday.

Bruce Green is being held on a $5.4 million bond.

This morning Green appeared with a lawyer, but asked the judge for more time to consider whether he wants to hire a private attorney or use the public defender.

The 53-year-old man is charged with 15 counts of second degree forcible sexual offense, 14 counts of second degree rape, 14 counts of incest, 8 counts of statutory rape of a person under 15 by a defendant at least 6-years older than the victim, 4 counts of indecent liberties with a child, and 3 counts of felony child abuse.

Green is scheduled to be back in court Monday. He remains in jail.


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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and the Naval Criminal Investigative Services aboard Camp Lejeune have charged 53-year-old Bruce Green of Jacksonville with 58 sex-related offenses after a three week investigation involving the sexual assault of several children.

The investigation began when information of the sexual assaults was revealed by one of the victims.

The investigation led to the discovery of additional victims of Green.

Green is charged with 15 counts of second degree forcible sexual offense, 14 counts of second degree rape, 14 counts of incest, 8 counts of statutory rape of a person under 15 by a defendant at least 6-years older than the victim, 4 counts of indecent liberties with a child, and 3 counts of felony child abuse.

Green was arrested without incident by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Warrant Squad.

Green was booked into the Onslow County Detention Center with $5,400,000.00 secure bond.

Green's first court appearance was scheduled for February 21, 2014 in Onslow County District Court.

The sheriff's office says due to the ongoing investigation, no further details can be released at this time.


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