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Delivery Driver Due in Court Today

Posted August 11, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The Charlotte man who turned himself in on charges he molested several children in Wake and Durham counties will make his first court appearance today.

Michael Arthur Trott, 22, faces seven counts of taking indecent liberties with minors.

Law officers in Cary, Durham and Wake County were seeking a suspect described as a young while male who drove a white van.

One of the girls Trott allegedly fondled spotted him as he drove a van matching that description in Wake County last week. The child and her mother jotted down the license plate, which led detectives to a wholesale distributor in Charlotte, where Trott was a driver whose route included stops in the Triangle on Tuesdays. All the assaults occurred on Tuesdays.

Trott has been held in Wake County jail in lieu of $700,000 cash bail.