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Registered sex offender in Rowan County faces new charges

Coignard was charged on Sunday by Rowan deputies.
Coignard was charged on Sunday by Rowan deputies.((Source: NC Sex Offender Registry))
Updated: Oct. 13, 2019 at 9:52 PM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A registered sex offender in Rowan County is facing new charges.

Phillip Coignard of Rockwell was charged on Sunday with taking indecent liberties with a child. He was arrested by Rowan Sheriff’s deputies.

Coignard, 32, was convicted of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor in 2016. The offense occurred in 2010, according to the NC Sex Offender Registry.

Coignard is being held under a bond of $50,000.

No additional details were released.

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