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Kendra Nichole Sprouse
courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Morganton Woman Charged with Dissemination of Obscene Material

35-year-old Kendra Nichole Sprouse of Jenkins Road in Morganton has been charged with felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and dissemination of obscene material to a juvenile under 13 years of age, along with a misdemeanor count of dissemination of harmful material to a minor.

Events leading to Sprouse’s arrest began on October 10 when the Burke County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding the alleged dissemination of obscene material by a Y.M.C.A. daycare employee. The alleged incident took place at W.A. Young Elementary School on Conley Road after students from Salem Elementary School and W.A. Young Elementary School were combined at W.A. Young.

Sprouse was assigned at Salem Elementary School as a Y.M.C.A. employee. All parents and guardians of children who may have been exposed during the incident have been contacted.

After consultation with the District Attorney’s Office, Sprouse was arrested and given a $10,000 secured bond. As of this afternoon (October 25), she was not listed as an inmate in Burke County. An appearance in District Court was set for October 27 in Morganton.