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Fayetteville man charged with sex crimes

Posted December 22, 2008 4:17 p.m. EST
Updated December 22, 2008 6:38 p.m. EST

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives arrested a 44-year-old man Monday and charged him with sex crimes involving a young girl.

Investigators believe Howard Knight, Jr., whose last known address was the Value Place Motel on Bragg Boulevard, inappropriately touched the 10-year-old daughter of a female friend.

The girl told her mother about Knight's behavior, and the mother reported it to the sheriff's office.

Knight is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child, sexual act by substitute parent and first-degree statutory sexual offense. He was held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond.