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Man captured in Mississippi charged with crimes against over 100 children

A man was captured in Mississippi and charged with sexual assault and other charges that involve over 100 children. He is being held on $20 million bond.

From the Hoke County North Carolina Olive:


332 Charges/Over 100 male/female juvenile victims identified**$20 Million Bond

The Hoke County Sheriff Office: Dr. Hubert A. Peterkin, Sheriff, announces on August 7, 2020 Hoke County Detectives were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Fairfield Circle in Raeford, NC for a reported juvenile sexual assault. As a result of the investigation, 156 Warrants for Arrest were obtained.

Joshuah Taylor Bradshaw fled North Carolina and was apprehended in Etta, Mississippi by the FBI. Joshuah Taylor Bradshaw was extradited back to Raeford, NC and Joshuah Taylor Bradshaw received 332 charges for the crimes listed below. He was placed on a $20,000,000 (20 Million) Secured Bond.

The 1st court appearance will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00 am. The investigation is still on-going with additional charges pending.

CHARGE(s): Statutory Sexual Offense with a Child by an Adult 12 counts
Taking Indecent Liberties with Children 12 counts
Crime Against Nature 12 counts
First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 12 counts
Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 144 counts
Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 144 counts

Jon Ross Myers

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