A Catawba County man, who is a registered sex offender, has been charged after attending church services where children were present.
Thirty-eight-year-old James Dwight Bandy, of Newton, was charged on Wednesday with Being a Sex Offender at or Near Child Premises.
Detective Lt. Tim Johnson received information from Catawba County deputies that Bandy had been given specific instructions that he could not attend a location where children are present.
He was prohibited from being with 300 feet of the location where child care and classes were provided.
Bandy attended church services at New Vision Ministries on Clark Creek Road on November 24 and December 2 and also attended his Sunday school class.
He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center where he was processed and released on a $5,000 secured bond.
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