Crime

Hickory man admits to sexually assaulting 2 5-year-old girls

Christopher Courchesne
Christopher Courchesne Catawba County District Attorney’s Office

A Hickory man was sentenced to at least two years and six months in prison this week after admitting to sexually assaulting two 5-year-old girls.

Christopher John Courchesne, 35, pleaded guilty in Catawba County Superior Court to two counts of indecent liberties.

The assault on one of the girls occurred between April 2001 and January 2002, prosecutors said.

The second victim was accosted between December 2011 and June 2012.

Courchesne faces similar charges in the Wilmington area, prosecutors said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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