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Ex-YMCA Worker to Face Child Sex Abuse Charges in Court

Posted March 24, 2008 8:40 a.m. EDT

— A former YMCA worker facing sex charges involving a minor was out of jail on a reduced bond Monday.

Kim Sunsik Kelly, 36, of 306 Rutherglen Drive in Cary, faces charges of sexual battery and solicitation of child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act.

He was scheduled to appear in court again Monday, nearly two weeks after a judge lowered his bond from $25,000 to $10,000.

Kelly, who worked for less than 60 days at the Southwest Wake YMCA in Apex, allegedly inappropriately touched a 16-year-old YMCA counselor.  Apex police laid those charges against him in mid January.

Earlier in January, Kelly was caught up in an undercover investigation by the national Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Investigators said he asked an Internet user he believed to be a child to meet him in person to perform sexual acts. Buncombe County sheriff's deputies arrested him when he showed up at the designated meeting spot.