Investigators: Albemarle man sexually assaulted children at Fort Caswell
Posted July 11, 2013
Oak Island, N.C. — A Stanly County man was charged Wednesday with multiple sex crimes in connection with incidents that happened in late June at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Brunswick County authorities said.
Clyde Wesley Way, 68, of Kirk Avenue in Albemarle, is charged with 24 total counts, including 16 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and four counts of indecent liberties with a child.
According to investigators, Way assaulted boys between the ages of 10 and 13 years old between June 24 and June 29. A spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Way is not an employee of the North Carolina Baptist Assembly.
No other information about the investigation was released. Way was arrested by the Stanly County and Brunswick County sheriff's offices.
He was in the Stanly County jail Thursday morning under a $350,000 secured bond.
The North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, located on the eastern tip of Oak Island, occupies the site of a former Civil War fort.
Since 1949, Fort Caswell has been used as a facility for programs, activities and retreats of the Baptist State Convention.