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Former detention officer faces more sex crimes after indictment

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A former Columbus County detention officer faces more sex crimes after a grand jury indictment.

In all, Tommy McPherson, 56, faces eight counts of indecent liberties with a child, four counts of statutory sex offense with a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old and five counts of sex offense with a child.

The prosecutor handling the case says the crimes involve a now 15-year-old girl who was eight when they started.

Deputies arrested McPherson Monday on one count of indecent liberties with a child. McPherson quit his job at the jail last week before the allegations were made to law enforcement.

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Still in shock!

Knowing this man all my life I am in absolute shock. Its a bad situation for all involved. My heart and prayers go out to his wonderful family but I am so glad that one less sexual predator is off the streets and out of our community.

I hope he will never get out

I hope he will never get out of jail and will rot in there!