In November 2020, the Morganton Department of Public Safety began an investigation into a statuary sexual offense with a minor.

The Criminal Investigation Division followed up on the case and charged Wilbur James Robert Frasher Jr. DOB 04/02/1987 of 222 Pleasant View Loop Morganton, N.C. with N.C.G.S. 14-27.25, Statuary Rape of a person who is 15 years of age or younger. Frasher was arrested and placed in the Burke County Jail under a $100,000 secure bond with an initial court appearance on December 10, 2020.

Also arrested in connection with the case was Madison Diana Crisp DOB 11/06/1999 of 222 Pleasant View Loop Morganton, NC.  Crisp was charged with N.C.G.S 14-27.30, Statuary Sexual Offense of a person who is 15 years of age or younger. Crisp was placed in the Burke County Jail under a $100,000 secure bond with an initial court appearance on December 10, 2020.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Department, the Burke County Department of Social Services, and the Burke County Child Advocacy Center assisted with the case. The investigation into this case is still ongoing at this time.