Suspect in child sexual assaults returns to Murphy NC

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MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office have charged a Murphy, North Carolina man with sexual assault of a child.

41 year old Barry Wade Allen was indicted back in July, but fled the area.

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U.S. Marshals tracked him to Louisiana where he was arrested last week.

There are at least two victims.

One is over 13 and the other over six years old.

He is being held now in Cherokee County on a half a million dollar bond.