Fayetteville man charged with sex crimes, forcing kids to live in ‘abhorrent…conditions’

Fayetteville man charged with sex crimes, forcing kids to live in ‘abhorrent…conditions’
(CBS North Carolina)
(CBS North Carolina)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man is accused of sex offenses involving a minor and allowing three children to live in deplorable conditions, Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said.

Earnest Dean Alderidge, 45, of Fayetteville is charged with second-degree forcible rape, second-degree forced sex offense and other sex crimes.

The incidents occurred Jan. 29 and 31, according to Wright.

Alderidge is charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which are misdemeanors, for the abhorrent living conditions at the home.

Alderidge was arrested Thursday and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center.

He was issued a $503,000 secured bond.