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Cumberland County Man Arrested on Child Sex Charges

Posted May 8, 2007

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— A Cumberland County man was charged Tuesday with sex crimes involving a child.

Detectives from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest Stacy McLean, 56, of 3330 James Dail Road in Wade was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and 27 felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Cumberland County investigators said three accusers have come forward with allegations of assault by McLean. Tuesday’s charges were in connection with the allegations of one of the accusers, authorities said.

Authorities said more charges are pending against McLean.

McLean is scheduled to make a first court appearance Wednesday morning in Cumberland County District Court. He was being held Tuesday afternoon under a $875,000 bond.

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  • berrynice May 10, 2007

    wow!!! theres a black criminal i thought that all criminals in usa were illegal!!! i guess i was wrong

  • proudmama May 9, 2007

    SICK MAN

  • 2late May 9, 2007

    retired guy...would it be okay for this scumbag to watch your kids/grandkids for a little while...unsupervised?

  • latanya512 May 9, 2007

    Eye for an eye! They should put him in a cage with the victim's family. Army chief what is wrong with you. Yes there have been allegations against some people that were false but 27 counts means alot of evidence to me.

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl May 8, 2007

    Panther, just curious. What type of agenda do you think might be hidden here?

  • jannisheart May 8, 2007

    My question to Army Chief does that excuse him from his crime? Does it make him an "okay" sinner that he performed these horrible acts on children? I mean come on it's not about casting a stone. If I had my way I'd take the whole truck load of stones and dump on his crummy head for abusing a child. It's not about pointing a finger it's about a crime committed and I don't pull out my bible daily but I do know that there are consequences that we must face for disobeying God and breaking the laws of the land too. I just hope you're not excusing him for his behavior.

  • sick of You May 8, 2007

    I too fail to understand the Army Cheifs logic. I agree with you thinkaboutit. Well put.

  • Doctor Dataclerk May 8, 2007

    Retired Army Chief

    The verse that you are refering to is when Jesus met the adulterous woman who the crowd was going to stone. She was an adult, the man who committed adultery with her was an adult, and they were both willing participants. Neither is true in this case. A child under 13 in not an adult, and I doubt he/she was a willing participant. If found guilty, he should recieve the death penalty.

  • Panther May 8, 2007

    Army Chief you have a point, Wait until the trial is completed to see if he is really guilty or something else is the real agenda here.

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl May 8, 2007

    Detectives from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest Stacy McLean, 56, of 3330 James Dail Road in Wade was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and 27 felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Two counts of rape with child under 13 and TWENTY SEVEN felony counts? Lock this jerk under the jail.

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