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79-year-old man faces child sex charges

May 19, 2019

Police have charged a 79-year-old man in a child sex case in Raleigh, according to an arrest warrant.

James William Muse, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, is charged with first-degree statutory sex offense and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. The crimes are alleged to have occurred on May 3 with a 3-year-old, according to the warrant.

Muse is being held in the Wake County jail under $1.1 million bond. According to court documents, Muse told police he would leave for Hawaii if he gets out on bond.

If he is released on bond, Muse is prohibited from having any direct or indirect contact with the 3-year-old.