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Sentencing in more than $1 million drug case delayed

Last December, a Pinehurst, North Carolina, businessman pleaded guilty to possession of more than 220 pounds of marijuana, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. We talked about this case on our blog the end of April. The plea agreement, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman, will remain sealed until the judge accepts it.

The man's sentencing hearing has been rescheduled again, and this time, it's set for Aug. 15. There was no reason given other than it was due to "the discretion of the court."

North Carolina's Transgender Bathroom Bill

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Despite the fact that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" has constantly been in the news lately, many people continue to have questions about this particular legislation.

For instance, while most people are aware that this bill bans individuals from using public restrooms that don't match the sex listed on their birth certificates - a condition some feel is discriminatory against the transgender community - many have not read the bill's actual text, meaning there is still some confusion surrounding the specifics of this legislation.

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Man arrested for trespassing and secret peeping

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, on charges of secret peeping and first-degree trespassing.

A spokeswoman for Shaw University said that the man was seen looking in a ground floor window of the lobby. The dorms were not full of students, as graduation had already happened and the students had moved out of the dorms. The spokeswoman said that the man was not looking into a room, but in to the lobby. He was located by campus police and arrested. The man was taken to Wake County Detention Center.

Man who played Santa Claus pleads guilty to charges of child porn

In federal court, a 64-year-old man pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography. That single count is a far cry from the 12 charges of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor he faced after he was arrested last year.

The man took his desktop computer in to be worked on in May 2015. A technician working on the man's computer found a folder that contained child pornography. Authorities said that the technician immediately contacted the owner of the store, who notified the Raleigh Police Department in North Carolina.

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Sex crime charges against coach result in other reports

According to Fayetteville, North Carolina, police, there have been numerous calls about more sexual assault accusations against a former coach. Some of the reports the police department is now receiving deal with sex crime accusations that occurred 20 years earlier. Both male and female victims have reportedly come forward. The police department has now assigned four detectives just to work on this case.

The former volunteer school coach, who is 50 years old, has been charged with two counts of statutory sex offense with a child. He has trained and mentored hundreds of children over the past 20 years in the Fayetteville area.

Man agrees to forfeit $1 million for guilty pleas in drug case

A Pinehurst man's sentencing hearing has been rescheduled again in a federal criminal case for money laundering and drug charges. Last December, the man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 220 pounds of marijuana. The details of his plea agreement are sealed until the U.S. District Court judge accepts them.

According to federal prosecutors, the man has also agreed to forfeit at least $1 million from the assets he acquired from unlawful activities. The prosecutors have asked that a judgment be entered against the man for the $822,804 that he agreed to forfeit. He had already agreed to give up the remaining balance of the $1 million. Currently, the government does not have the money and they don't know where it is.

40-year-old man arrested on multple child sex crime charges

Facing sex crime charges can be difficult, but it is even more so when the charges involve a child. The media often convicts the defendant in the court of public opinion before he or she has even made a first court appearance. This is why it is so crucial for anyone facing this type of charge to begin working on one's case with the help of an experienced lawyer.

A 40-year-old man from Raleigh, North Carolina, has been arrested on six sex crime charges. Those charges include two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, two counts of first-degree sexual offense and two counts of first-degree child rape. The alleged victim was reportedly 4 years old when the alleged incidents started in 2011. The incidents alleged continue through November of last year.

60-year-old man facing charges for raping teen girl

A man that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say raped a teenage girl has surrendered on the charges. There are three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and six counts of statutory rape against the man.

He is currently being held on a bail of $250,000. He also has another charge of being a fugitive, which also has a bail of $250,000. The latter charge has to do with a crime involving dangerous drugs in 1996 in New Jersey.

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