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Man Charged In Gagging Of 3-Year-Old Arrested

Posted April 21, 2002 6:09 a.m. EDT

— A man charged with binding and gagging a 3-year-old with duct tape and putting her in a box in an attic has turned himself in to deputies.

Samuel Uriah King of Durham was in the Durham County jail with bond set at one million dollars. The 25-year-old was also charged in the beating and pepper-spraying of a 17-year-old girl, the 3-year-old's sister. Authorities say King is a former boyfriend of the teen-ager.

King's first appearance is scheduled for tomorrow. He is charged with first-degree kidnapping, breaking and entering, assault on a child younger than 12 and assault on a female. Investigators say other charges, including attempted murder, are expected to be presented to a grand jury.