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Town of Cary employee charged with child sex crimes

A town of Cary employee was charged with statutory sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child.
Posted 2024-05-15T15:54:50+00:00 - Updated 2024-05-15T16:06:05+00:00

A town of Cary employee was charged with statutory sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child.

According to the Wake County Sheriff's Office, Jordan Chaney Childress, 36, was charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory sexual offense with a child after the sheriff's office received a tip in April.

Childress, who is listed on Cary's website as a technical production coordinator in the town manager's office, was arrested Monday. He was being held in the Wake County Detention Center.

A spokesperson from the town of Cary said the crime occurred in another jurisdiction. According to the town, Childress was placed on non-disciplinary suspension.

The town released the following statement:

"Becoming a Town of Cary employee is a high bar that we take very seriously, including conducting extensive interviews, background checks, and drug screenings. Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this difficult situation."

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