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Accused sex offenders to appear in court

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From Staff Reports

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Three Nash County men are scheduled to appear today in separate cases involving alleged sex offenses.

William Junior Rigsbee, 68, of Nashville is scheduled to appear today in N.C. District Court in Nashville on charges of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and rape/sex act with a person 13/14/15.

According to information provided by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, the first-degree sex offense and indecent liberties with a child charge stem from an incident alleged to have happened Nov. 1, 2005. The rape charge and a second indecent liberties charge stem from an incident alleged to have happened June 1, 2012.

Rigsbee was jailed on the offenses under a $35,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Joaquin Perez-Trejo, 21, of Nashville is scheduled to appear today in N.C. District Court in Nashville on three charges of taking indecent liberties with a child. Nash County Sheriff’s Office officials did not provide specific information about the alleged incidents — including dates — that led to Perez-Trejo’s arrest.

Perez-Trejo was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center on the charges.

James Bennette Smith, 49, of Whitakers, is scheduled to appear today in N.C. District Court in Nashville on one count of first-degree forced sex offense and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. No specific information — including dates — of the alleged incident were provided by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office in this case either.

Agency officials did note Smith was jailed under a $75,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center on the charges.

Sheriff’s Office officials said details of the cases were not provided because of the cases’ sensitivity.

“Any sexual assault case is a sensitive subject, especially if there are children involved,” officials said in a written statement. “Therefore, the actual facts, names of victims, etc. are not provided. Demographics of the suspect, charges and bond amounts are all that can be provided.”

 

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