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Roanoke Rapids Man Charged With Sex Offenses

Posted October 10, 2007 1:24 p.m. EDT

— The Halifax County Sheriffs Office has charged a Roanoke Rapids man with 18 felony counts of sex offenses.

The charges range from first-degree statutory rape, statutory, sexual offense by a parental role and indecent liberties with a child.

The report was filed last week by the alleged victim and her mother.

Zyrl Demont Sledge, 39, was arrested without incident. He was held on a $75,000 bond, authorities said.

The dates of the alleged offenses in the case range from 1999 through 2001.