Manteo is convicted of sex crimes, child abduction

MANTEA, NC (WAVY) – A Manteo man was found guilty of child sex crimes and kidnapping last Friday.

Roberto Anastasio Hernandez, 47, was convicted of three counts of rape of a child, one count of sexual assault of a child, three counts of indecency with a child and one count of 2nd degree kidnapping, according to a news release.

District Attorney Jeff Cruden thanked the victims and their families after the sentencing for their courage to come forward and report what happened.

Cruden also said: “These types of cases are often the most difficult to prove and without the commitment and dedication of everyone involved we would not have been able to get the verdict that was reached.”

Hernandez will serve eight separate active sentences consecutively, equaling a maximum of 135.5 years in prison.

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