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Registered sex offender faces new child-sex charge

Posted July 23, 2010 8:42 a.m. EDT

— A Youngsville man twice convicted of child-sex offenses faces fresh charges that he sexually abused a 6-year-old child.

Ricky James Coe, 46, of 116 Quail Drive, was charged in May with first-degree sex offense with a child. The alleged offenses happened in Wake County in 2007.

Coe was arrested and placed in the Wake County jail Thursday under a $500,000 bond.

Coe was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child in 1986 and felony attempted indecent liberties with a child in 2006, according to state Department of Correction records. Both offenses occurred in Wake County.

DOC records state that Coe was initially sentenced to probation in 1986, but that probation was revoked when he was convicted of armed robbery in 1988. He served less than 12 years of a maximum 25-year sentence.

Coe served a year in prison for the 2006 conviction and was placed under supervision for five years after his release in June 2007, records show. The DOC lists him as an absconder from probation or parole.

He is classified as a recidivist on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.