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Defendant registered as sex offender from Minnesota conviction

ROCKINGHAM — A man recently charged in a sexual abuse investigation has an out-of-state sex crime conviction from his teenage years, records show.

Kurtis Scott Madsen, 26, of Blacksmoke Drive, Hamlet, was convicted in Benton County, Minnesota, of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2008, according to the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation’s Sex Offender Registry.

Records show the incident happened the prior year. At the time, Madsen was 14 years old and the victim was 7.

He registered in North Carolina on March 1, 2012 and his address was last verified Aug. 30 of this year.

According to the registry, Madsen had no violations in the past seven years.

Madsen was arrested and charged by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Friday following an investigation of sexual abuse involving minors.

Investigators confirmed there are two alleged victims in the case.

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He is charged with: four counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult; and one count each of statutory rape of a child by an adult and assault of a child under 12.

Madsen is being held in the Richmond County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.

Investigators also confirmed that 40-year-old Brandi Marie Smith is charged with failing to prevent or report juvenile abuse in the case. She was also arrested and booked early Friday afternoon.

They are both scheduled to appear in court Dec. 19.

 

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Madsen was convicted of possessing stolen goods in 2015 and misdemeanor larceny in 2013. Both convictions were in Scotland County.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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