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Sex offender arrested near Southern Pines playground

Posted October 5, 2012 6:01 p.m. EDT

A registered sex offender was arrested in Southern Pines on Friday after authorities said he was near a children’s playground.

Southern Pines police said patrol officers were investigating suspicious activity at Downtown Park, at 135 S.E. Broad St. They ran a check through the Division of Motor Vehicles and discovered the man, identified as Reggie Demond Revels, 29, of Aberdeen, was a registered sex offender and prohibited from being near a playground.

Revels was charged with one count of sex offender unlawfully on premises. He was held in the Moore County jail on $5,000 bond.

Revels is scheduled to appear in district court Oct. 18.