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Moore County man acquitted of child sex charge

Posted September 26, 2014

— A Moore County man walked free Wednesday when a jury acquitted him on charges of indecent liberties with a child and sexual battery.

"I am glad to have my name cleared," said Carl James Nunnery, after the verdict was read. 

Nunnery had been arrested in May 2013 on allegations of inappropriate contact with an 8-year-old child that were purported to have happened in June 2012. He maintained his innocence throughout, and the court agreed.

After Nunnery was acquitted, his defense attorney, Arthur M. Blue, argued that prosecutors had failed to submit any evidence that the offense had occurred. Superior County Judge Lindsay R. Davis agreed with Blue and dismissed an additional charge against Nunnery.

"Carl Nunnery has never wavered in his innocence from the day I first met him until he walked out of court on Wednesday with his acquittal," Blue said.

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  • death from above Sep 26, 2014

    well well well? not one comment from all those who wanted to hang this guy? he may think he has cleared his name ,but the sad truth of this is the charges will follow him the rest of his life , acquitted or found not guilty , in the minds of most just means hes guilty but got a way with it.