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Sheriff: North Carolina man kidnaps, molests child

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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man suspected of breaking into a home and kidnapping and molesting a 1-year-old is now in jail. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp tells local media outlets that deputies responded early Wednesday to a Roanoke Rapids home where a child was reported missing. Deputies later found the child at the home of 25-year-old registered sex offender Alexander Jamond Ezell. Tripp says Ezell broke through the front door of a home, took the child and then committed a sex crime against them. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment. Deputies searching with a K-9 later found Ezell hiding in the woods behind his home. Ezell was arrested and faces several charges, including first-degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a minor. It's unclear if Ezell has an attorney, (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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