Morganton man in custody after investigation into sexual assault involving juvenile

A Morgantown man is now behind bars after an investigation into sexual misconduct involving a juvenile. 


Burke County Sheriff’s Office arrested Corey Allen Hicks, 41, after responding to a 911 call on December 20th. The call was made in reference to sexual misconduct with a minor and an adult. 

Initial reports show Corey Hicks of Nuckolls Dive in Morganton sexually assaulted a minor. Hicks was charged with 1st-degree statutory rape and received a $100,000 secured bond.