A registered sex offender from Catawba County has been charged after attending church services were there were children present. On Wednesday James Dwight Bandy, 38, of Newton, was charged with Being a Sex Offender at or Near Child Premises. Bandy was prohibited from being within 300 feet of a location where childcare or classes were provided.
According to police, Bandy attended church services at New Vision Ministries on Clark Creek Road on November 24 and December 2.
He is currently out of jail on a $5,000 secured bond.