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Man arrested on child rape charges in Cleveland County

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CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. - An investigation into a breaking and entering case in Cleveland County led to rape charges.

Deputies arrested 43-year-old James Walter Cody for breaking into an abandoned house on McCraw Road. Officers also found two children in the house with Cody and charged him with first degree rape of a child and statutory rape.

The sheriff's office identified four victims in all, from ages 6 to 16, and is investigating more allegations.

Cody is currently being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center in lieu of a $225,000 bond.

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