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Former Lexington man charged with first-degree rape of a child

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A 48-year-old Missouri man who used to live in Lexington has been charged with sexual offenses.

Harrison Leon Skeen Jr., who now lives in St. Louis, was arrested there on Aug. 17 and charged with five counts of first-degree rape of a child less than 13 years of age; two counts of first-degree sex offense on a child less than 13 years of age; and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

On June 13, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office received a report from two victims of sexual offenses committed by the same suspect. The incidents had occurred over a long period of time, dating as far back as 1993.

Skeen is being held with no bond at the Saint Louis City Justice Center, pending an extradition hearing. His initial court date in North Carolina is set for Oct. 26.