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Two men face sex charges involving 15-year-old

Posted January 30, 2009 1:06 p.m. EST

— Fayetteville police detectives arrested two men accused of taking indecent liberties against a 15-year-old girl.

Detectives first opened an investigation of Harry Bugler, 21, of 249 Westwood Drive, and his involvement with the victim. Police said that the investigation revealed that John Edmundson, 19, of 3006 Sigman St., had also been involved with the girl since November 2008.

Detectives arrested Edmundson Wednesday and Bugler Thursday.

Bugler was charged with three counts each of taking indecent liberties with a child and crimes against nature and two counts each of statutory sexual offenses and statutory rape.

Edmundson was charged with two counts each of taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape.

Both men were being held in the Cumberland County Jail Friday morning. Bugler had a $160,000 secured bond, and Edmundson had a $50,000 secured bond.

Bugler's first court appearance was set for Friday afternoon.