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Cary Man Faces Internet Child-Sex Charge in Asheville

Posted January 6, 2008

— Buncombe County authorities Sunday were holding a Cary man on a $60,000 bond after charging him with trying to solicit sex with someone he thought was child in an Internet chatroom.

Kim Sunsik Kelly, 36, thought he was exchanging information over the Internet with a minor when he actually was in contact with an undercover Buncombe County investigator, authorities said.

They charged Kelly drove to Asheville in hopes of having a sexual encounter with a child. They arrested him Friday.

The Buncombe investigator with whom Kelly made contact is part of a statewide task force that tries to catch Internet violators, officials said.

Kelly's address was listed as 306 Rutherglen Drive.

Kelly was charge with a felony under a 1995 law called "solicitation of child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act," the Buncombe sheriff's office said. The statute says a person over 16 is guilty is of the crime if it's shown that he or she "entices, advises, coerces, orders, or commands" someone the violator believes is under 16 and at least three years younger than the violator.


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  • Xscout577 Jan 7, 2008

    He needs to be beaten with a rubber hose!

  • lizard Jan 7, 2008

    Typical Caryite! Wants to develop something in another town.

  • richard2 Jan 7, 2008

    Death penalty.

  • bomanicous Jan 6, 2008

    $60,000...is that a joke?

  • 37 Jan 6, 2008

    I do not have much of a comment here, but it is worthy of discussion which stories this site allows comments on and which ones it does not.

  • dianadarling Jan 6, 2008

    well according to wake county tax records, it appears he still lives at home with mommy & daddy who have owned the house for 16 years.

  • daisy Jan 6, 2008

    This guys goose is cooked and rightly so since he is soliciting kids on the internet. He deserves to be put under the jail but I do wonder about the posting of his address in this article since he hasn't been convicted yet. I hope there are no innocent people or children living at that address if someone decides to exact alittle street justice....who needs that whole "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law" thing anyways.

  • John Q Public Jan 6, 2008

    wow that guy is probably rich enough to pay that bond