Fayetteville man forced children to live in ‘abhorrent living conditions,’ sheriff says
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man is accused of sex offenses involving a minor and allowing three children to live in deplorable conditions, Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said.
Earnest Dean Alderidge, 45, of Fayetteville is charged with second-degree forcible rape, second-degree forced sex offense and other sex crimes.
The incidents occurred Jan. 29 and 31, according to Wright.
Alderidge is charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which are misdemeanors, for the abhorrent living conditions at the home.
Alderidge was arrested Thursday and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center.
He was issued a $503,000 secured bond.
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