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Carthage man, 70, charged with raping 5-year-old

Posted April 27, 2011 9:25 a.m. EDT

— A 70-year-old man was charged last week with raping a 5-year-old child, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.

Feliciano Gomez Hernandez, of 200 Heavenwood Road in Carthage, faces charges of first-degree rape of a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and sexual battery.

Capt. Richard Talbert said that on April 20, staff at a local medical facility reported that a 5-year-old child had been sexually abused.

Hernandez was placed in the Moore County jail under a $100,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on May 12.