WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was convicted Thursday of charges that he sexually abused a teenager more than 10 years ago and got her pregnant, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
George Lamont Byrd Sr., 45, of Butterfield Court, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to four counts of statutory rape and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Judge Anderson Cromer of Forsyth Superior Court consolidated the charges into one count and sentenced Byrd to 25 years to 30 years and nine months in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Pansy Glanton said in court that the girl, who is now 27, was about 13 when Byrd repeatedly raped her in 2003 and 2004. The alleged sexual abuse occurred from June 2003 to June 2004.
The girl became pregnant and gave birth to a child, Glanton said. A paternity test proved that Byrd was the father, she said.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Byrd at his workplace, Tenn-Tex Plastics in Colfax, in September 2015.
Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal