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NC man jailed for alleged sex crimes

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Lavern Barr (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Lavern Barr (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A North Carolina man is facing charges for alleged sex crimes that occurred in the Florence County area.

Investigators on the case report 49-year-old Lavern Barr of Durham was taken into custody in North Carolina on Monday and brought back to Florence County to face charges.

Barr is accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old victim in March of 2012. Investigators issued warrants for his arrest back in June, five months before he was located.

Barr is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing lewd act upon a minor, both felony charges carrying lengthy prison sentences. He is being held at the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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