Registered sex offender charged with rape


Deputies said 58-year old Manuel Ferrer, of 3298 Reno Drive, Fayetteville, was taken into custody following a month-long investigation.

Ferrer faces 22 felony charges including, first-degree rape of a child, first-degree statutory rape, sex offense in a parental role, crimes against nature, and indecent liberties with a minor.

The victim told investigators Ferrer began engaging in inappropriate behavior with her in 2003, which continued until February, 2012.  The encounters occurred in Ferrer's home.

Bond was set at $1.4 million.

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