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Hope Mills Man Faces Child-Sex Charges

Posted January 25, 2008 2:53 p.m. EST

— A Hope Mills man has been charged with sex crimes involving a 7-year-old girl, authorities said Friday.

David Grantham, 55, of 1306 Bill Drive, has been charged with crimes against nature, first-degree rape, taking indecent liberties with a child, incest between near relatives and first-degree statutory sex offense. The charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred last September, authorities said.

Grantham, a registered sex offender since December 2001, is in the Hyde County Correctional Institute, serving a sentence for violating his probation on an earlier child-sex charge, authorities said.