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North Carolina authorities charge man with 37 additional counts of child sex crimes

March 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
North Carolina authorities charge man with 37 additional counts of child sex crimes

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A North Carolina man who was initially charged more than a year ago with child sex crimes against a 4-year-old has now been charged with 37 additional counts in connection with crimes against children.

Authorities in Pender County told local media that 70-year-old Haywood Elwood Garner Jr. of Hampstead was charged again Friday with sex crimes against an underaged victim.

Police first arrested Garner Jr. in October 2016 for sex crimes involving a 4-year-old child.

Pender County sheriff’s Lt. James Rowell said while Garner has remained in custody, another four victims have stepped forward.

Sgt. John Leatherwood said one of the victims now in her 50s and told authorities that Garner abused her from the age of 8 to 15.

Officials believe even more victims could step forward.

Garner remains in custody on $4.6 million bail.

It wasn’t clear Sunday if he has hired an attorney who could comment on the new charges.

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