Cherokee County Sheriff reports 2 child sexual assault cases

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CHEROKEE, North Carolina (WDEF) – Sheriff Derrick Palmer has announced arrests in two separate child sexual assault cases.

DARRY LEE CREASMAN

On March 4th, investigators charged 78 year old Darry Lee Creasman from Andrews.

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The investigation began in January into sexual assaults of minor children.

The grand jury indicted him last week on multiple charges:

FIRST DEGREE SEXUAL OFFENSE

STATUTORY SEXUAL OFFENSE WITH A CHILD BY ADULT

FELONY CHILD ABUSE -SEXUAL ACT

2 counts INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH A CHILD.

Charles Anthony Payne

Then on Wednesday, deputies arrested 29 year old Charles Anthony Payne of Murphy.

This case goes back to September and the investigation into a missing female juvenile.

They suspect CJ Payne in the case and charged him with Felonious Restraint.

He was indicted on charges of statutory rape last week.

The Sheriff says they took Payne into custody on Wednesday following a brief struggle.