BEAUFORT — Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday arrested James Daniel Killough, 61, of Newport, on charges of indecent liberties with a child and felony statutory sex offence with a child under 15.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, detectives launched an investigation Jan. 11 into a report of possible sexual abuse. Detectives say a child told a forensic interviewer at the Carteret Children’s Advocacy Center about the alleged incident.

Detectives spoke with Mr. Killough before arresting him, the release states.

He is being held at the Carteret County jail in Beaufort under a $350,000 secured bond and had a first court appearance scheduled for Wednesday in Carteret County District Court.

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David Collins

Newport again ?


Mr. Collins - what does "Newport again?" mean? Whether you know this or not - the area that has been given the name of "Newport" is very spread out. From Hwy 24; thru Mill Creek; Lake Rd and beyond. The "town" of Newport which I have lived in my entire life seems to get hit with these arrest addresses. Try to remember that not all people are bad who live in Newport. Newport is a wonderful little town with a lot of great, caring people. It's just the way you "wrote it". Gets under my skin.

David Collins

I can see that with the seemingly endless police reports . Time to clean up your back yard ? That is what I and others mean , so hop to it !


It’s not just Newport that has garbage like this in their neighborhood , the county is plagued with drug dealers and sex offenders. It’s good to know that law enforcement removed this predator off the streets, they know there are more, just need to increase the pressure and go get the rest.

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