Man charged for sexually assaulting three children under 15

(Photo: Carteret County Sheriff's Office)

MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - A 79-year-old man was arrested for the sexual assaults of three children, all under the age of 15.

Walter Hubert Willis Jr. of Morehead City was arrested on October 27 by Carteret County deputies after he turned himself in for the alleged assaults.

Willis was charged with three counts of "Indecent Liberties with a Child" and three counts of "Sex Offense with a Child."

All of the children are known to Willis, officials confirmed in a press release. The alleged assaults occurred between 2013 and 2017.

Willis is currently in the Carteret County Jail under a $1 million bond. He has already made his first court appearance.

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