Crime & Courts

Man gets life without parole for sex crimes against girl

Kurt Corey
Kurt Corey Burke County District Attorney’s Office

A Burke County jury needed just 40 minutes on Thursday to find a convicted sex offender guilty of sex crimes against a 10-year-old girl.

Kurt Allen Corey, 45, of Lenoir, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the jury found him guilty of sexual offense with a child by an adult and indecent liberties with a child. The offenses occurred in 2013.

Corey’s trial lasted four days. He also was convicted of sex offenses in Michigan in January 2000, the Burke County District Attorney’s Office said.

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