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Second trial doubles sentence for TC sex crimes with a child offender

Calvin Sherwood Watts


     A second sex crimes against a child trial for a Tabor City man has essentially doubled his prison sentence, leaving Calvin Sherwood Watts unlikely to leave state custody alive.

     Trial in Columbus County Superior Court ended Friday with Watts, who is 57, found guilty on all charges against him. Superior Court Judge Andrew T. Heath imposing sentences of nearly 92 years to 113 years, 1,100 to 1,356 months, District Attorney Jon David said in a news release Monday.

     Watts was convicted of attempted first degree rape of a child and three counts of sexual offense with a child.

     Watts was convicted of sexual offense with a child on Oct. 31, 2014, and sentenced to a little more than 51 years in prison, North Carolina Department of Public Safety records show.

     In addition to the prison terms, Watts was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

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