A Hudson man will spend at least 25 years in prison for attempted first-degree statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to a press release from 36th District Attorney Scott Reilly’s office.
Joshua Lee Lumpkins, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree statutory rape and two counts of taking indecent liberties with children in Caldwell County Superior Court on Monday, the release states. Superior Court Judge Daniel Kuehnert sentenced him to 25 to 40 years in prison.
Lumpkins will have to register as a sex offender and is subject to satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life.
According to the release, the female victim was 10 years old. She was assaulted over a period of time between Sept. 1, 2017, to Feb. 5, 2019. She told her mother about the abuse and it was reported to the Hudson Police Department.
The victim described to Hudson investigators how the defendant tried to have sexual intercourse with her and explained how he touched her inappropriately on different places of her body, the release states.
When interviewed by investigators, Lumpkins confessed to his activity with the female victim, according to the release.
The offenses were investigated by Scott Lovins of Hudson Police Department with assistance from Robin’s Nest Children’s Advocacy Center. Andrew Jennings prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s office.