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Durham man accused of sex offenses against a child

Posted January 13, 2011 5:25 p.m. EST
Updated January 13, 2011 5:42 p.m. EST

— A Durham man is charged with two first-degree sexual offenses against a child. 

Kenneth Lamont Taylor, 33, whose last known address was listed as 2227 Summit St., was being held under a $1 million bond in the Wake County jail on Thursday. 

According to court documents, the incidents allegedly occurred April 2010. 

Taylor was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man in Cary last year. 

Jibrael Menelik, 28, of Apex, was shot at 700 Pony Club Circle in The Grove at Cary Park apartment complex and died at Duke University Hospital on April 10, 2009. 

After a three-month search by federal, state and local authorities, Taylor was arrested in Mastic, N.Y.

State Department of Correction records show that Taylor, whose criminal record dates to 1998, has two prior convictions for taking indecent liberties with a child and one for second-degree kidnapping, among others.