A Maggie Valley man has been arrested on three counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult.

Robert Cicero Hobbes, Jr., 61, was charged with the three felonies on Aug. 29 for offenses that allegedly occurred somewhere between Aug. 1 and Aug. 19. According to court documents, the victim is eight years old.

Each individual offense could potentially come with a sentence of 12 years to life in prison.

Hobbes is being held on $600,000 bond and has a court date scheduled for Sept. 10.

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