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Fayetteville father charged with child abuse

Posted January 8, 2010 5:51 p.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2010 6:17 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man faces charges after police said he allowed a man to have sex with his 15-year-old daughter, according to Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives.

The 44-year-old man is charged with three felony counts of child abuse including a sexual act. WRAL News is not identifying the man in an effort to protect the identity of his daughter, who is the victim of a sex crime.

Investigators said the father allegedly approved of a relationship involving his child and Warren Edwards, 38, of 3104 Aglow Drive in Fayetteville. Edwards is believed to have fathered two children with the girl.

Edwards has been charged with three counts of statutory rape of a minor and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was being held under a $225,000 bond in the Cumberland County Detention Center on Friday.

The girl’s father was being held on $15,000 bond in the Cumberland County Detention Center on Friday. His first court appearance is schedule for Monday.