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Suspect Wanted for Multiple Felony Sex Offenses

Post Date:02/04/2020 9:40 AM


Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE          

Media Contact:  Officer J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: January 20, 2020         

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1500 ext 2888       

OCA: 2020-001582


Suspect Wanted for Multiple Felony Sex Offenses


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Youth Services Unit are requesting the public’s assistance locating Desmond D. Newton (B/M, 30 years of age), who is wanted for two (2) counts of Statutory Sex Offense by an Adult, two (2) counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor, and two (2) counts of Crimes Against Nature.


Desmond Newton Mugshot


Newton is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 immediately.


The crimes occurred during January of 2020 with a ten (10) year old juvenile victim. The victim and suspect are known to one another.


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Newton is asked to call 911 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.


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