Man charged with sexual assault at pool


NEWPORT — On June 14, Carteret County deputies arrested Adam Blaine Beavers, 21, of 5917 U.S. 21, Jonesville, in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in a campground pool near a North Carolina beach.

Deputies responded to the Goose Creek Campground Pool, 350 Red Barn Road in Newport, on June 13 at about 7:30 p.m. after three different women, ages 14, 40, and 52, all reported they were sexually assaulted by the suspect while swimming in the pool.

According to deputies, Beavers was not registered with the campground but rather staying with a friend. Security was called to the pool area after Beavers refused to get out. Two off-duty police officers who were vacationing in the campground entered the pool and detained Beavers until deputies arrived on scene.

Lt. Dennis Veal and Deputy Chad Honeycutt reported that while the case was under investigation Beavers had to be transported to Carteret General Hospital for medical reasons. When Beavers was released after medical clearance, he was taken into custody.

Beavers was charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child, intoxicated and disruptive, and trespassing. Beavers was held in the Carteret County Jail under a $5,000 bond.

The two adult sexual assault victims declined to prosecute Beavers for “sexual battery” at the time.

Beavers was scheduled for his first court appearance on June 15. No further information is being released due to the age of the victim.

Beavers was released after posting the $5,000 bond. He advised deputies he works as a seasonal park ranger in Stone Mountain National Park. After further research it has been determined that Beavers is employed at Stone Mountain State Park as a seasonal utility worker and not a park ranger, as Beavers had claimed, according to law enforcement.

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