Elections board member arrested on child sex charges

North Carolina
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement agents in North Carolina have arrested a county elections board member on child sex charges.

Harold Lester Mabe, a member of the Stokes County Board of Elections, was arrested at his home on Wednesday and charged with 12 counts of statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult, the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday.

The SBI said an investigation was begun last week at the request of the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, but provided no additional details.

Mabe went before a magistrate in Stokes County and was given a $1 million dollar secured bond. He is in the Forsyth County jail and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

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