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Man Accused Of Exploiting Minor Indicted By Orange County Grand Jury

Posted July 27, 2005 11:56 a.m. EDT

— Andrew Dalzell, who spent time in a Carrboro jail on murder charges that were eventually dismissed, was indicted Tuesday by an Orange County grand jury on charges of sexual exploitation.

Dalzell faces six counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

He had been charged with the 1997 killing of Deborah Key after Carrboro police said he confessed to the murder.

But Carrboro police admitted using fake court papers and a phony warrant to elicit Dalzell's confession, and a Superior Court judge threw out the confession in January.

The district attorney's office dropped the murder charges in June.