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Fayetteville sex offender accused of contacting victims

Posted January 6, 2011 8:24 a.m. EST

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives arrested a registered sex offender after he allegedly contacted his victims via MySpace, authorities announced Thursday.

Tony Michael English, 33, of 741 Helen St. in Fayetteville, is charged with violating the terms of his probation and felonious use of a commercial social networking website by a registered sex offender.

He allegedly tried to reconnect with his former child victims via MySpace and sent them private messages, detectives said. 

English said he saw nothing wrong with what he’d done, since the victims were “no longer under-age,” according to authorities.

He was placed in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond and will make a first court appearance at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Detention Center Courtroom.