Clinton teen arrested on felony sex charges


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



A Clinton teenager was arrested earlier this month on three felony sex charges, according to information released by Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities.

Gregory Austin McClenny, 17, of 914 Nathan Dudley Road, Clinton, was charged with two counts of statutory rape, a felony offense. Additionally, he received one felony count of sodomy (crime against nature).

Warrants were issued on Jan. 8 and McClenny was reportedly served the charges at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office the same day. Limited information is often given in such cases so as to protect the victims, especially those who are underage. No details were able to be provided by sheriff’s authorities regarding McClenny’s case.

Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith cited an ongoing records issue with which the Sheriff’s Office is dealing, prohibiting access to some case information. His mugshot was also not immediately available. McClenny’s arrest report does list him as a “student.”

McClenny was subsequently placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond.

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By Chris Berendt

[email protected]

Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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