Sex offender charged

Published 12:21 am Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On June 16, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report indicating a registered sex offender was at an athletic event in Belhaven, where minors play recreational sports.

David Sides Sr.

As a result of an investigation, Investigator Rob Voliva obtained a warrant charging David Sides Sr., 41, of Barnes Drive, Chocowinity, with one count of sex offender on child premises. On Sept. 14, Sides turned himself in at the Beaufort County magistrates’ office. Sides was released under a $5,000 unsecured bond.