An Aberdeen man is in Moore County Detention Center facing sex-related charges against a minor.

Anthony Lamar Drakeford, 27, is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual assault, according to a news release from Aberdeen Police Department.

Drakeford was booked on Thursday at 3 p.m. and is under a $75,000 secured bond.

The offense date for sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual assault is listed as February 12, 2019. Indecent liberties with a child charge is listed as a February 19, 2019, according to information from Moore County Detention Center.

Aberdeen Police Department said Drakeford was arrested in Aberdeen by Patrol officers and Investigators. They did not state the relationship between the suspect and child.

Drakeford has an August 7 court date and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

~ Written by Sandhills Sentinel Editor Lori McFarland.

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