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Sex offender charged with molesting 3 children

Posted June 12, 2008 3:09 p.m. EDT

— A registered sex offender faces more sex-crimes charges for allegedly abusing three children over the course of a year.

Cumberland County deputies arrested John Thomas Nackab, 45, of 204 Gillespie St., early Thursday. He was charged with one count each of first-degree rape and aggravated assault and 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Investigators said Nackab began victimizing the children, aged 7, 8 and 10, more than than a year ago. He lived in the same house with the children and their mother during that time, detectives said.

Nackab was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $620,000 secured bond on Thursday afternoon. His first court appearance was set for Friday.

Nackab was charged in with raping a child in November 1997 in Cumberland. Detectives said he pled that charge down to taking indecent liberties with a child and was ordered to sign up with the National Sex Offenders Registry.

State Department of Corrections records show that Nackab received probation for that conviction. He served a little more than a year in jail for violating that probation with a conviction on a charge of driving-while-impaired in June 2001.