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More charges filed against pair in Cumberland sex assault

Posted January 26, 2015

Cedric Maurice King, 27, of 685 Barton's Landing, and Clifton Lamar Hayes, of 1148 Nan St., allegedly drove their victims to a wooded area in the county and forced them to perform sexual acts.
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— More charges have been filed against two men arrested last month in connection with three sexual assaults in Cumberland County, authorities said Monday.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is charging Cedric Maurice King, 22, of 685 Barton's Landing, and Clifton Lamar Hayes, 27, of 1148 Nan St., with first-degree forcible sex offense, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a female.

King and Hayes were arrested Dec. 16 and charged with kidnapping a woman at gunpoint from the Eutaw Village Shopping Center parking lot and raping and robbing her in a rural part of the county. They also were charged with picking up two women, driving them to a wooded area of the county and forcing them to perform sexual acts.

Both men remain in the Cumberland County jail under $2.5 million bonds.

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  • Edward Levy Jan 26, 2015
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    Well, the only real comment I have, is let the LAW take it course, without any plea deals. They can also add a civil rights charge those already indicated