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Soldiers face child sex charges

Posted March 17, 2011 2:02 p.m. EDT
Updated March 17, 2011 4:55 p.m. EDT

— Police have charged two Fort Bragg soldiers in separate cases with sex offenses involving children in Fayetteville.

Orlando Espinosa, 31, of Briar Circle in Fayetteville, was charged Wednesday with statutory rape, soliciting a child by computer and a sex offense in which the suspect is at least six years older than the victim, among other charges.

Police records state that the alleged abuse occurred in January. Records also list the U.S. Army as Espinosa's employer.

On Thursday, police charged Tiro Waters, 28, on 12 counts of sex offenses involving two children. The alleged incidents occurred over the last six months, police said.

Waters is a member of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, police said.

Espinosa was in the Cumberland County jail Thursday under a $150,000 bond, while Waters was being held under a $250,000 bond.