HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A man is facing multiple charges including five counts of statutory rape in Haywood County.
The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office accused William Bobby Burnette, 71, of Waynesville, of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 15.
Deputies have charged Burnette with the following:
- five counts of statutory rape of a person who is 15 years of age or younger
- three counts of statutory sexual offense with a person 15 years of age or younger
- five counts of indecent liberties with a child
- three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child
He is currently being held in the Haywood County Detention Center on a $2.5 million bond.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call (828) 452-6666.