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FAYETTEVILLE — Two men accused of luring a brother andsister into their car at a Fayetteville skating rink made their firstcourt appearance Monday.

Officers said the two children, a 14-year-old girl and her 7-year-oldbrother were waiting for their mother to pick them up from a skatingrink.

Instead, officials said, the children were lured into a cardriven by Archie T. McDaniel, 46, a fingerprint technician with the FBIin Washington, D.C.

Authorities said McDaniel and a companion, Sean J. Knutson, 24, thendrove the children around Fayetteville for the next three hours with intentions of having sex with the children.

Police officers driving by the corner of Ames and West Rowan streets noticed that Knutson, dressed as a woman, was squatting next to an open passenger-side door, urinating as McDaniel sat in the driver's seat.

Officers found Korynn Groel, 14, and Richard Ward, 7, huddled andcrying in the back seat.

Knutson told the officer he and McDaniel were giving the children aride home.

The children told police that the men pulled up as they were trying to call home from a pay phone.

Both children were unharmed, said their mother, Kathy Groel.

Authorities said McDaniel has also been charged with driving whileimpaired, and they said further charges may be lodged.

McDaniel has been a fingerprint technician for the FBI for about 20 years, said family members contacted at his home in Maryland. He had told his wife that he was coming to the Fayetteville area to attend a birthday party for his mother.

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