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Suspect Faces More Charges In Child Sex Crime Case

Posted February 11, 2005 7:38 a.m. EST

— A man from Cary charged with 42 felony counts of child sex crimes will have his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

Daniel Hackney of Cary is accused of trying to develop sexually explicit photos of a girl at store in Durham and Apex.

Cary detectives are building their case against Hackney.

Hackney, 65, is in the Durham County Jail, facing charges in a child sex case that spans three Triangle communities.

Durham police arrested him Wednesday night. He was originally charged with 15 counts of child sex crimes.

A Target employee at a Durham store told police Hackney was using a photo machine to develop sexually explicit photos of an 8-year-old girl.

Cary police say the alleged abuse took place inside Hackney's home on Barthel Drive.

They describe his alleged victim as an "out of town" family friend.

Hackney is in jail on a $1 million bond.

He faces a long list of charges involving sexual exploitation of a minor. So Durham police, Cary police, and Apex police have all filed charges against Hackney.

Apex detectives say Hackney also tried developing sexually graphic photos of the 8-year-old girl at a store there.

Hackney will be transferred from the Durham County jail to the Wake County courthouse for his court appearance Friday.