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Man Gets 28 Felony Charges for Allegedly Impregnating Minor

Posted April 28, 2008 3:11 p.m. EDT
Updated April 28, 2008 4:47 p.m. EDT

— A Hoke County man faces 28 felony charges after he allegedly impregnated a juvenile.

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office arrested Ricky Oxendine Jr., 21, of Highland Game Road, Red Springs, on Friday. He was charged with 14 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and 14 counts of statutory rape.

Investigators said the victim was freely allowed to visit Oxendine on a regular basis.

The Department of Social Services has taken custody of the girl. Her age was not released.

Oxendine was being held in the Hoke County Jail under a $200,000 bond Monday.