Easter Seals counselor charged by deputies with sex crimes

Published: May. 26, 2020 at 11:01 AM EDT
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A sheriff's office says that a counselor is facing child sex crime charges.

The Craven County Sheriff's Office has charged Kelvin Sawyer, 37, of New Bern, with two counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

Investigators say that the underage victim said that she was sexually assaulted by her Easter Seals counselor last Friday evening.

Easter Seals is a non-profit organization that provides services for intellectually and/or developmentally disabled people.

This afternoon the non-profit said the charges were brought against a former employee, but didn't elaborate when Sawyer's job status had changed.

"The alleged behavior stands in complete contradiction to Easterseals UCP’s principles and values," the statement said.

Sawyer is being held in the Craven County jail under a $150,000 bond.

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