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Waikoloa Man Charged in Child Sex Case in North Carolina

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Police have charged a 79-year-old Waikoloa man in a child sex case in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to an arrest warrant.

James William Muse. PC: Raleigh PD.

James William Muse, of Waikoloa, is charged with first-degree statutory sex offense and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. The crimes are alleged to have occurred on Friday, May 3, 2019, with a 3-year-old, according to the warrant.

According to court documents released, Muse “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did engage in a sex offense with” the young child. Muse also “committed a lewd and lascivious act upon the body” of the child.

Muse is being held in the Wake County jail under $1.1 million bond. According to court documents, Muse told police he would leave for Hawai‘i if he gets out on bond.

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If he is released on bond, Muse is prohibited from having any direct or indirect contact with the 3-year-old.

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