Alexander Henry Joyner – Repeat Sex Offender – Left in care of child

A 47-year-old registered sex offender has been charged with statutory rape/sex offense of a 13-year-old girl.

Lt. Bobby Martin of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said Alexander Henry Joyner was a relative of the victim who lived in the same house and was entrusted to take care of the child.

The offense allegedly occurred Wednesday night and investigators were called to the residence at Five Points Mobile Home Park, just outside Roanoke Rapids, Thursday morning.

The investigation by Detective Jonathan Merritt and Deputy Mark Rigsby led to the charge filed against Joyner. More charges are pending.

Martin said investigators are also trying to determine how Joyner was in a position to be a caretaker of the child, when he was a registered sex offender.

According to State Department of Correction records, Joyner was convicted in June of 1999 for three counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was released from prison on Dec. 1, 2006.

Joyner is behind bars on $75,000 bond and has a Dec. 3 court date.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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