Newport man arrested for child sex offenses

On 11/13/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Anthony Forbes, 40, of Dusty Trail, Newport.

Forbes was arrested as a result of an undercover investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children detectives. This investigation began after numerous child sex offenses were reported to the Sheriff’s Office and investigated in partnership with the Carteret County Department of Social Services.

Forbes was charged with two-counts of Statutory Rape of a Child, one-count of a Sex Offense against a Child by an Adult, and one-count of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Forbes is being held in the Carteret County Detention Center under no bond and is scheduled for an initial appearance in court later this week.