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Naked girl found in Raleigh man's car

Posted June 24, 2009 6:16 p.m. EDT
Updated June 24, 2009 11:05 p.m. EDT

— Garner police charged a Raleigh man with taking indecent liberties with a child Monday.

An off-duty deputy called police after he spotted Jonathan Leigh Sullivan, 41, parked in an undeveloped subdivision. Officers found a toddler boy and a preteen girl with him in his car.

Officers spotted the boy, but found the girl only after a search. She was naked and hiding under a tarp.

The search warrant in the case said the girl told officers she spent time with Sullivan in their "quiet place." She gave officers a reason why she was naked, the warrant said, but later changed her story.

According to the warrant, officers also seized some photos, a camera, a laptop computer and some computer discs from Sullivan's car.

After reviewing the photos, officers charged Sullivan with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. His $25,000 bond was also increased by $200,000.

Sullivan was being held Wednesday evening in the Wake County Jail. He will make his first court appearance Thursday evening.