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Man Charged with Statutory Sexual Assault In Durham

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DURHAM — Durham police investigators have arrested a man on charges of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old Durham girl.

Derrick Thomas Bailey, 20, of Cherry Run in Washington, N.C., is facing dozens of counts of statutory rape, taking indecent liberties with a child, and sexual activity by a custodian. Bailey, who is not related to the child, was babysitting the girl when the alleged incidents occurred.

Bailey will also be charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy and attempting to sexually assault a 9-year-old girl.

Durham investigators will be notifying law enforcement agencies in other North Carolina counties where Bailey has lived to determine whether he was involved in similar incidents elsewhere.

Anyone with more information about this case is asked to call Detective K.L. Gregory or Detective R.W. McLaughlin at 560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.