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Sex Offender Accused Of Molesting Child In Cumberland County

Posted September 6, 2006 8:14 a.m. EDT

— A search is on in Cumberland County to find a homeless sex offender accused of molesting a 4-year-old child.

Detectives are looking for 81-year-old Richard Gallagher. According to authorities, the crime happened after the child's family took in Gallagher as a gesture of kindness.

Gallagher was last seen in the Spring Lake area driving a gold 1994 Ford Thunderbird with North Carolina license plate

TXS-3265

.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at

910-323-1500

.