Registered sex offender arrested on child sex crimes in Asheville


ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police Department officials said a registered sex offender has been arrested on child sex crimes.

According to a police department news release, Mark Wayne King, 60, of Asheville, was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Police said King was previously convicted of the same crime and is a registered sex offender.

“King was employed at a laundromat in West Asheville, a location where he had the potential to come into contact with additional victims,” from the release. 

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of a crime involving King is asked to call police at 828-252-1110 or call Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

You can also call the Buncombe County Family Justice Center at 828-250-6900 to schedule an appointment to speak with someone.

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