Sex offender gets 2 life sentences in Union

Cleveland Edward Young

A Union County man has received two consecutive life sentences in his sexual misconduct trial.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says Cleveland Edward Young, 52 from Whitmire, was on trial, charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st degree case.

The sheriff’s office says the trial lasted 3 days and the jury reached a guilty verdict.

Young was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole.

Investigators say the victim was seven years old at the time of Young’s arrest. The victim told them it had been happening for several years.

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