Sex offender accused of kissing toddler

By: By Beth Lawrence - Staff reporter
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LAURINBURG – Police have arrested a registered sex offender for kissing a child.

Jerry McCoy, 56, of Wooster Street, was arrested for indecent liberties with a child and probation violations on Friday, according to Assistant Police Chief Terry Chavis.

The child, a four-year-old girl, was walking through McCoy’s neighborhood with a relative when the incident occurred.

“A lady living in the area observed McCoy bend over and kiss the four-year-old on the mouth and knew McCoy was a registered sex offender,” Chavis said.

McCoy has been charged with felony indecent liberties with a child, felony probation violation and failure to appear on possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is being held in the Scotland County Detention Center on a $43,000 total bond.

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By Beth Lawrence

Staff reporter

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