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Greenville man convicted of sex offense




The Daily Reflector

Friday, August 30, 2019

A Pitt County Superior Court judge sentenced a Greenville man to between 25 and 42 years in prison after a jury found the man guilty of a statutory sex offense on a child by an adult on Thursday morning, the district attorney’s office reported.

In addition to the prison sentence, the defendant, Jeffrey Tremont Suggs, 37, 101 Ridge Place, will be required to register as a sex offender with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, a news release from the Pitt County District Attorney’s office said.

At the conclusion of his active sentence, Suggs also will be subject to satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life, the release said. He was found not guilty of indecent liberties with a child.

This conviction was a culmination of a joint investigation between Detective Justin Cooper with the Greenville Police Department’s Special Victims’ Unit and Detective LaChauncey Staton of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department. Agencies in Wake County also assisted with the criminal case, the release said.

During the trial that began Monday, three children ranging in age from 7 to 13 years old testified. Witnesses also included physicians, nurses and child forensic experts.

Suggs testified on his own behalf and denied all allegations, the release said.

The state was represented by Assistant District Attorney Valerie Pearce; Judge Jeffrey B. Foster presided over the matter.

“The Pitt County District Attorney’s Office is grateful for the hard work of the participating agencies, as well as all of our law enforcement who collaborate to keep our community safe every day,” the release said. “As always, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to the citizens of Pitt County for serving as our jurors.”

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