Newland Man Sentenced For Incest, Rape Of Minor (2018-08-29 15:24:29)

A Newland man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for incest and rape of a minor.

The Watauga Democrat reports Edward Roy Duggar, 47 years of age, was convicted of the felony charges on August 23rd.

According to the report, the offenses happened about four years ago, when the victim was 13 years old. The victim disclosed the offenses to her mother in 2017, and an investigation was conducted by the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.

Following the investigation, Duggar was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years and a maximum of 58 years in prison. He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, to register as a sex offender and be subject to satellite-based monitoring after his release from prison.

Duggar is prohibited from having any contact with the victim for the rest of his life.