Former school counselor, minister sentenced for child sex crimes
A 72-year-old Edgecombe County man who spent 25 years as an Edgecombe County school counselor and previously listed his occupation as a pastor on his Facebook page was convicted on four counts of attempted first-degree statutory sex offense on Feb. 23 in Edgecombe County Superior Court.
News of the conviction was posted on the District Attorney’s Office’s Facebook page.
Melvin Ray Williamson was sentenced to a prison term of 15 to 23 years and is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Williamson, who had lived at