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Fayetteville man wanted for sex offense against 7-year-old turns himself in

Posted January 11, 2016
Updated January 12, 2016

Detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of Wade Saunders, 19, for first-degree sex offense with a child.

A Fayetteville man charged with sex offenses with a child turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday.

Wade Thomas Saunders, 19, is charged with first degree sex offense with a child, according to a news release from the Fayetteville Police Department. Saunders was processed into the Cumberland County Detention Center where he was given a $150,000 bond.

Authorities said the charges stem from one incident that occurred in the summer of 2014 and another that occurred in January 2015 involving a 7-year-old victim.


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  • carlb202 Jan 12, 2016

    I just love these mugshots. People always look so sad. They done what they done to get in this situation and I bet they weren't looking so gloomy while they were doing it, but now they're busted it's time to put on the poor face.

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 12, 2016
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    Awful, just awful. I don't believe there's anything that can rehabilitate a pedophile. Prayers for the victim and their family. I'm glad to hear he turned himself in, and i hope that he admits what he's done. That baby doesn't need to be victimized again

  • BigWillie Johnson Jan 12, 2016
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    I am really anxious to hear the details on this one.