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70-year-old child molester gets 40 years in prison

A Raeford man was sentenced Tuesday to at least 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges he sexually molested two girls.

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CARTHAGE, N.C. — A Raeford man was sentenced Tuesday to at least 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges he sexually molested two girls.

Hoke County sheriff's investigators arrested Jack Deloy Edwards, 70, in September after they found a video and photos of the two girls being molested in his home.

Edwards pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory sexual offense, two counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 99 counts each of second and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

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