September 9, 2019
Elizabeth Anne Brown
ASHEVILLE — A man convicted of a child sex offense was arrested for trespassing at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair on Sept. 7, according to police records.
James Allen Rice, Jr., 38, of Leicester has been charged with felony sex offender on child premises, warrants say.
Rice was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a minor in 2001, according to the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. Rice was 20 at the time of the offense, and the victim was under 15.
Since 2001, Rice has been charged