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Hubert man accused of making sexually explicit gestures to minor

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A 69-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he made sexually explicit gestures to a minor.

Edward J. Hornbeck Jr., of Hubert, was charged with indecent liberties with a child and assault on a child under 12-year-old.

On July 3, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence located in Hubert in reference to a child that had been touched inappropriately by his adult neighbor.

Deputies said that the child indicated that his neighbor made sexually explicit gestures in front of him.

The neighbor was identified as Hornbeck.

Hornbeck was sent to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $6,000 bond.


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