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Hoke County man faces child sex charges

Posted December 22, 2009 9:56 a.m. EST

— A Raeford man has been charged with child sex crimes in Hoke County and New York state, authorities said Tuesday.

Roy Warren Lansdowne, 71, of 708 Bostic Road, was arrested Saturday and charged with three counts of felonious indecent liberties with a child. He was being held in the Hoke County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office received a complaint last Thursday that a 9-year-old had been sexually abused. As investigators looked into the case, they learned of a 20-year-old case in New York state involving the suspect and began a joint investigation with New York authorities that led to Lansdowne's arrest, authorities said.