Wilson County man convicted on kidnapping and sex offense charges

WILSON, NC (WITN) A man could be behind bars for decades following the kidnapping of an ex-girlfriend.

Wilson County prosecutors say Emunta Carpenter was convicted of first degree kidnapping and first degree forced sex offense.

Officials say after listening to recorded audio in the case and testimony from the victim the jury took just over an hour to return a unanimous guilty verdict.

Carpenter will spend between 8 and over 14 and a half years in prison for the kidnapping charge. After that he'll begin serving between 26 and over 36 years on the sexual offense charge.