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Sheriff’s deputies arrest Albemarle man for sex offenses with a child

An Albemarle man was arrested on Tuesday following a report law enforcement received in May involving sexual offenses with a child.

After an investigation, James Leopard, 75, of Albemarle was charged with numerous offenses, according to Lt. Joseph Lawing, with the office’s Criminal Investigations Division. They include: one count of indecent liberties with a child, three counts of crimes against nature, one count of statutory sex offense with a person 15 years or younger, four counts of second degree forcible sex offense and five counts of attempted forcible sex offense.

Leopard, who is not in jail, received a $100,000 unsecured bond.

James Leopard was arrested on numerous sex charges. Photo courtesy of Lt. Joseph Lawing.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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