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Man facing sex charges for incidents in Hoke County, Fayetteville

Posted May 12

Cornelius Varontaye McLeod, 32, of the 1000 block of Obannon Drive, was charged with statutory sex offense with a child, felony child abuse through a sex act, and indecent liberties with a child.
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— A Hoke County man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of sexual offenses that occurred over a two year period in Raeford and Fayetteville.

Cornelius Varontaye McLeod, 32, of the 1000 block of Obannon Drive, was charged with statutory sex offense with a child, felony child abuse through a sex act, and indecent liberties with a child.

The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office said that, on April 27, a juvenile reported being sexually abused while visiting McLeod. Authorities said several incidents of abuse occurred between April 2014 and April 2016.

Investigators are working to determine if there are other victims.

McLeod was being held Thursday afternoon under $600,000 bond.

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