Fuquay Varina, North Carolina – A man jailed for sexually assaulting an Apex jogger was arrested again this week, this time for a burglary after he said he entered a 12-year-old neighbor’s room, the sheriff’s deputy said of Harnett County.
Adam Sipes, 32, a registered sex offender, was convicted in November 2021 of the felony of second-degree kidnapping and a sex offense. The North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry also shows a 2009 conviction for forced touching in New York.
He was sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison 2019 New Year’s attack on joggers, but he was released in May this year, given the length of his sentence. (State law only requires a maximum sentence of 150 days for a misdemeanor sexual assault.)
On Wednesday morning, delegates said Sipes was rummaging through the 12-year-old girl’s drawers as she, her mother and her 8-month-old sister slept.
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The woman, who asked WRAL Investigates not to reveal her family, said her daughter told her, “There was a random guy in my room last night.”
The mother asked her daughter if she was sure. “I asked him that question three times,” the mother said. “She was like ‘yes, yes’.”
She said Sipes walked in and out of the house 3 times.
The Harnett County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the Moonlight Boulevard home around 5:57 a.m. Wednesday after his mother reported a burglary.
Deputies said Sipes entered an unlocked house and, while in the room, walked through the 12-year-old girl’s bedroom.
“I could hear the fear in her voice,” the girl’s mother told WRAL Investigates.
After learning that Sipes was living on the street, the mother said, “It’s scary. I am terrified. As a mother you don’t want to hear about your child or your child being violated by anyone and he is just in his room inside.
Sipes has been charged with first-degree burglary and is being held in the Harnett County Detention Center on $150,000 bond. He will return to court on September 27.
“He knew exactly where he was going and what he wanted,” the girl’s mother said. “He had to see her get off at the bus stop, he had to look at her and see which house she was walking into.”