On April 18, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a reports of a sexual assault. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the mother of the juvenile victims and took an incident report from her. Investigators with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office were called in to assist with the investigation.
Detectives responded to the incident scene and processed it. Detectives then responded to the Burke County Advocacy Center, where the children were interviewed and provided medical examinations and treatment. The suspect in this case has been identified as Omar Cristian Regino-Vera.
Regino-Vera has gone into hiding and the Burke County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding him.
He has been charged with statutory rape of a child less than 13 years old and incest with a child less than 13 years old.
Anyone with information on Regino-Vera’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 828-438-5500.