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Accused Child Molester Indicted After Charges Mistakenly Dropped

Posted January 17, 2006 6:45 a.m. EST

— A Durham grand jury on Tuesday indicted an accused child molester, months after the Durham disctrict attorney's office mistakenly dropped charges against him.

Norman Brooks was indicted on eight counts, including statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Brooks was originally arrested two years ago, but last fall an assistant district attorney mistakenly dropped the charges against him.

District Attorney Mike Nifong said the mistake would not affect the prosecution of the case.