A Clinton man has been arrested for having sex with a family member, actions alleged to have taken place “a couple years ago,” Clinton police investigators said.
William Ashley Hines, 42, of 121 Harmon St., Clinton, stands charged with incest and two counts of crime against nature. Bond was set at $250,000 secured for the felony offenses. Hines was arrested Sept. 16 at his Clinton residence, served the charges and jailed in the Sampson County Detention Center.
“A family member turned over some internet communications with an individual he was having out-of-state,” Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley said Tuesday. “From there we found out about an assault that occurred concerning (his family member).”
The Independent declines to release names or ages of victims in cases of a sexual nature. The nature of Hines’ relationship with the family member likewise will not released, as it would in no uncertain terms serve to disclose that person’s identity.
Hines was arrested at his Harmon Street residence on Sept. 16, handcuffed and taken before the magistrate before bond was set and he was placed in the Detention Center.
Tilley said the investigation is still open and there could still be more charges brought in the case. The State Bureau of Investigation has seized Hines’ computer and is currently examining its contents.
“This is still an ongoing investigation,” Tilley stated.
Reach staff writer Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.