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Jackson County Man Faces Child Sex Charges

46-year-old Chris Ballentine is locked up inside the Jackson County Jail facing several child sex charges.

Court records show Ballentine faces five sex charges, all involving a 12-year-old girl.

According to search warrants, Ballentine gave the young girl three beers at his apartment in Cullowhee, showed her a pornographic website. She told investigators he then made her perform sex acts on him and he performed sex acts on her.

Ballentine is charged with two counts of sexual offense with a child, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and two counts of indecent liberties.

Residents like Zach Bowers are outraged by the charges.

"If he did it he should get a life sentence. I don't take too kindly for that. That's just messed up around here, raping a little girl or something. Its not right," said Bowers. 

Ballentine remains in jail on $240,000 bond.

He has a long record including a DWI charge in 2000, an assault on a female charge in 2001, possession of a deadly weapon in 2002, and another assault on a female charge in 2003.

Ballentine has a court date scheduled for January 29th.

By Rex Hodge
Follow Rex on Twitter @RexHodgeWLOS

 



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