The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


January 23, 2014

New London man, 77, faces charges of rape of 5 year old

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — A 77-year-old New London man is charged with the rape of a 5-year-old child, court records show.

Wayne Arland Kent was arrested and charged with multiple sex offenses, including three counts of rape of a child, three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and three counts of crimes against nature, according to the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office.

The sex crimes occurred last year between Jan. 1-21, court records show.

It was not until Dec. 21 that the sheriff’s office was contacted about the incident.

Investigators charged Kent Saturday. He was jailed under a $325,000 secured bond and given a Feb. 3 court date.

Call Ritchie Starnes at (704) 982-2121 ext. 28 or email

Text Only
Fish House

Patrons enjoy a Friday night of fish at Pat & Mick's Fish House. Stanly County's oldest remaining fish camp is set to serve its last meal Sunday.

Local News
Local Sports
Regional & National Sports
Opinion & Letters to the Editor
  • Doug Creamer Friends and contentment

    Last week I made my annual trip up the mountain to Sparta. My friends have a secluded home near a babbling brook. Their home and property are a haven for peace. It’s a two-plus hour ride to their home that doesn’t feel that long because I look so forward to my time with this great couple. When I arrive, the conversation seems to pick up right where we left it the last time we saw each other.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thanks for the honest deed
Weddings and Engagements
  • Poplin-Mooney Engagement Poplin-Mooney Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Poplin of Norwood, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lauren Poplin, to Evan Clay Mooney, son of Mr. Clay Mooney of Asheville, N.C. and the late Mrs. Elaine Mooney.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Austin-Lisk Wedding
State & National News

National Medal of Arts winner Linda Ronstadt grace the cover of many magazines during her career, including this Rolling Stone.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter