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Moore County man, 79, charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

Posted November 17, 2015

James Lee Thomas, of 139 Dundee Dr., Carthage, is charged with one count each of felony second-degree sexual offense, felony indecent liberties with a child and sexual battery.
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— A 79-year-old Moore County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

James Lee Thomas, of 139 Dundee Drive, Carthage, is charged with one count each of felony second-degree sexual offense, felony indecent liberties with a child and sexual battery.

According to Moore County deputies, Thomas sexually assaulted the girl during the early-morning hours on Nov. 14 at a home in Carthage.

Thomas was in the Moore County jail Tuesday being held under a $150,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to make a first court appearance on Dec. 8.

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  • Libby Lynn Nov 18, 2015
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    This assault had to be premeditated; this old rapist had to have taken Viagra at least 30 minutes before ruining the girl's life. Retirement in prison for this one.

  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 17, 2015
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    Seriously? What kind of 79 year old person, finds any desire, in a 14 year old child? If this guy is guilty of this, just put him to sleep.