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Habitual Child Molester Found Fit to Stand Trial

Posted June 26, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— After a year in a state mental hospital, a convicted child molestor will now stand trial for taking indecent liberties with minors.

The charges against Rex Haislip stem from incidents last July when Durham police accused him of improper contact with three school girls. Doctors at Dorothea Dix Hospital have concluded Haislip is competent to go before a court of law once again.