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Cumberland man faces child sex charges

A Cumberland County man faces allegations that he sexually abused an 8-year-old girl.

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Edward Earl Marshall
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Cumberland County man faces allegations that he sexually abused an 8-year-old girl.

Sheriff's investigators said that Edward Earl Marshal, 55, was left alone with the girl in a car on April 26 while her grandmother went grocery shopping. The girl told detectives that Marshal held her down and touched her.

Marshal, of 6546 Tom Burns Road, was charged Thursday with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Marshal was convicted of accessory after the fact to involuntary manslaughter in 2005 and assault with a deadly weapon in 1993, according to state Department of Correction records. He was given probation for both charges but spent three months in jail for violating his probation for the accessory conviction.

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