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Arrest Made By Burke County Authorities In 2012 Sex Offense Case

43-year-old Joshua Robert Spencer of Hemlock Run in Morganton was arrested Thursday (April 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony sexual offense with a child.

On Tuesday, the Burke County Sheriff”s Office received new information regarding a sexual assault case from 2012. Detectives reopened the case for further investigation, ultimately resulting in the arrest of Joshua Robert Spencer.

Spencer was taken into custody without incident Thursday. He was placed in the Burke County Jail without bond. A District Court date was scheduled Friday (April 26).

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Burke County Children’s Advocacy Center in the investigation.

[Photo of Spencer courtesy of Burke County Sheriff’s Office]