Man charged with soliciting a minor for sexual favors

FAYETTEVILLE Barney Keester Pauze, 62, of Fayetteville, allegedly agreed to pay his 17-year old victim with money and narcotics in exchange for sex.

Detectives charged Pauze with participating in prostitution of a minor and first degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was arrested Friday evening.

In a separate case involving Pauze, detectives say he agreed to pay a 13-year old child through an agent for participating in a variety of sexual acts.

He is charged in this case with participating in prostitution of a minor, attempting statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor.

Pauze is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center. A bond has not yet been determined as he is awaiting booking. According to Fayetteville officials additional charges may be forthcoming.

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