Cops: Fugitive wanted in N.C. rape caught in Hempstead

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A North Carolina fugitive wanted on rape and other sex offenses was captured Friday morning in Hempstead, Nassau police said.

The 36-year-old Charlotte man was arrested on West Graham Avenue by the department's fugitive squad and the U.S. marshals, police said. Newsday is withholding his name to protect the child victim.

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Authorities in Mecklenburg County had issued warrants for his arrest on charges of statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and sex offense-parental role.

The man was arraigned Friday in Hempstead and held in jail without bail for North Carolina authorities.

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