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Raleigh man faces sex charges involving a child

Posted December 10, 2010 6:33 p.m. EST
Updated December 11, 2010 3:25 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh man is accused of first-degree sex offense with a minor. 

Stevenson Avery, 59, of 312 Parrish St., is charged with engaging in a sexual offense with a child under the age of 13, according to an arrest warrant. The incident allegedly occurred on Oct. 23. 

Avery was being held under a $250,000 bond in the Wake County jail on Friday. He is due in court on Monday.

Avery has an extensive criminal history dating from 1978, according to state Department of Correction records. He has multiple convictions for impaired driving, assault and drug possession charges.