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Hoke Man Facing 198 Sex-Related Charges

Posted September 13, 2007 4:20 p.m. EDT

— A Hoke County man has been charged with nearly 200 sex crimes against children, authorities said.

Jack Delroy Edwards, 69, of 7059 Fayetteville Road, was charged with 99 counts each of second- and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was being held in the Hoke County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Authorities said Edwards took pictures over several years of adolescent girls posed in a sexual manner.

The case remains under investigation, and more charges are pending, authorities said.