Sex offenders to be sentenced
Three will be sentenced for child sex charges on Oct. 24, according to the Cumberland County Circuit Court
Christopher Hines, 32, who pled guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual battery with a victim 13 years or younger on Aug. 1, also faces charges of indecent act with child by parent, sexual battery and indecent liberties with a child 15 or younger, all of which he has not yet entered a plea to. Hines was originally arrested Nov. 1, 2016. According to a court order, a presentence report and psycho-sexual evaluation were ordered by the court.
Michael Tyrone Booker, of Farmville, will be sentenced on two charges of sodomy with a victim less than 13 years old and one charge of aggravated sexual battery with a victim less than 13 years old. Booker will be on trial for his remaining five charges in the court, which include two counts of parent violating a child 15 years or younger, a second count of aggravated sexual battery with a victim 13 years or younger and two counts of indecent act with child by parent.
Booker will also be on trial Oct. 30 in Prince Edward County Circuit Court for four counts of sodomy — two of the counts being with a family member and two with a victim of 13 years or younger — two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a victim 13 years or younger and two counts of indecent act with child by parent.
In Sept. 2016 Cumberland County Sheriff Darrell Hodges said the allegations went back three years.
“It started in Cumberland and then continued in Prince Edward,” Hodges said in a previous interview.
Records show Booker was once charged in Cumberland County with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but the charge was withdrawn before trial in
In Prince Edward County, Booker pled guilty to possessing cocaine in December 2006.
Kelly Daniel Bass, 26, will be sentenced on charges of sodomy with a victim under 13, aggravated sexual battery with a victim under 13, indecent act with child by parent and sexual object used on a victim under 13 years old. The charges are in connection to the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested Bass on March 17, 2016 and initially charged him with object sexual penetration of a child. His arrest arose from a complaint filed by the girl’s mother claiming Bass had fondled her daughter.
Neither the victim nor her mother live in Cumberland County; the alleged act took place while they were visiting in the county.
At the time, CCSO Capt. Dennis Ownby said Bass and the victim were related. Ownby said deputies executed a search warrant at Bass’ home on Horsepen Road. Deputies then arrested Bass and transported him to Piedmont Regional Jail without bond.
Online court records show officials withdrew a child pornography charge Sept. 27., 2016.
Records also show the other alleged incidents took place Feb. 27 and 28, 2016.
A second charge of sodomy with a victim under 13 was dropped during the trial.