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Murder, Arson Suspect Now Faces Sex Charges

Posted December 14, 2005 6:00 a.m. EST

— A man accused of murder and arson can add sex abuse charges to that list.

A Wake County grand jury indicted Bernard Sanford of 20 counts of child sex abuse. Raleigh police arrested him in April after a shooting.

Police say Sanford killed a man, shot a woman then set their home on fire.

Pornographic photos found inside the home led to the new charges.