Moyock man accused of sex offenses with child in 1989-90

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David Alan Swain


From staff reports

Friday, July 27, 2018

CURRITUCK – A 63-year-old Moyock area man is accused of feloniously engaging in sex offenses with a child nearly three decades ago, records state.

David Alan Swain, of the 100 block of Big Bend Drive, is free after posting a $150,000 secured bond after being arrested at his home on July 12, Currituck sheriff's spokeswoman Lindsay Voorhees said.

A Currituck grand jury on July 9 handed down indictments charging Swain with two counts of felony first-degree statutory sex offense and with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

One indictment states Swain committed the offenses sometime in 1989. The other indictment states Swain committed the offenses sometime in 1990.

North Carolina law defines a statutory sex offense as committing a sexual act with a child under age 13 other than by intercourse. State law defines indecent liberties as committing an offensive act with a child under age 16 for sexual gratification.

No additional information about the case against Swain was available from the sheriff's office.

The arrest report on Swain didn’t show he provided a listed phone number, and the newspaper was unable to contact him for this story.

Currituck court officials said they don't know whether Swain has retained a defense attorney.

The court officials said Swain is scheduled to appear on Aug. 20 in Currituck Superior Court, with Judge Jerry Tillett to preside.