Fayetteville police capture man wanted for 2007 child sex offense

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Eric Garris (Credit: Fayetteville Police Department)

Fayetteville police have charged a man in connection with a 2007 sex offense investigation involving a then 5-year-old victim.

Officers announced Thursday they had arrested Eric Garris, 32, of the 1600 block of Murchison Road.

Garris has been charged with second-degree sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child, and disseminate obscenity to a minor. Police said Garris was an acquaintance of the family at the time of the abuse.

Garris was apprehended by FPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and is currently being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $125,000 secured bond.

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