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Sex offender sentenced in Pitt Co. for failure to register

Danny Carney (Pitt County Sheriff's Office photo)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A registered sex offender is back in prison after filing a false address when he was transported to Greenville.

In a press release from Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly S. Robb's office, Danny Earl Carney, 46, has been placed back into the custody of the Department of Corrections. He was sentenced in superior court for failure to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to a minimum of 15 months to a maximum of 27 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections.

Carney was released from the Department of Corrections on Sept. 24, 2016 after being convicted for second degree rape. The crime happened in 2006 and victim of the assault was under the age of 12. He registered with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office as having the address of 1106 Forbes St. When a deputy went to that address on Oct. 6, 2016, residents there said Carney didn't live there.

It was determined Carney checked into the boarding house on Sept. 24 but didn't return for 4-5 days later. At that point, he was not allowed to re-enter the program because he didn't follow the guidelines. Carney didn't contact the sheriff's office to notify them of his status.

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