A Waynesville man is getting extradited from Georgia after being charged with numerous statutory sex offenses in Haywood County.

Gary Raymond Browning, 45, was first indicted in Haywood County Superior Court in late July on numerous felonies, including statutory sex offenses with a child, statutory rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child for a total of 20 charges, but has not yet been served in the county.

The indictments and other court documents, list the Maggie Valley Police Department and the investigative agency and note the offenses were against a 15 years of age or younger and were alleged to have occurred from December 2016 through March 2018.

Before appearing in Haywood County Superior Court, Browning will have to be transported from Brantley County, Georgia, where he was arrested by sheriff’s deputies and held without bond.

To secure Browning’s extradition, the District Attorney’s Office had to secure an order from N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper.

While a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office confirmed the order is signed, there is not yet a concrete timeline on when Browning will be brought back to the state.

While Browning doesn’t have any criminal record in North Carolina, if convicted on the charges, he would end up spending the rest of his life in prison.

The indictment paperwork indicates that Browning is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 14.

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