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No bail for Fuquay-Varina man charged in sex offenses


Author: From Staff Reports

RALEIGH -- A federal judge ordered a Fuquay-Varina man held without bail Friday after witnesses described evidence in a child pornography case against him. The man already faces several counts of sex offenses against a 14-year-old girl.

An investigator for the Wake County Sheriff's Office told the U.S. District Court in Raleigh of an analysis of computers found in James Matthew McDaniel-Webb's home at 105 Hillshire Court. "Several dozen" images of a young girl in various stages of undress and in sexually explicit poses were found in the computer, the investigator said. The images had been transmitted from McDaniel-Webb's computer to the girl's computer via the Internet, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Murphy said.

McDaniel-Webb, 46, has been charged with three federal charges: manufacturing, possessing and transportating child pornography. He faces a 10-year prison sentence if convicted. He also has been charged in Wake County with state charges of statutory rape, statutory sexual offense and another sex-related charge involving a juvenile. Before his latest arrest last week, McDaniel-Webb had been free on a $250,000 bond.

U.S. District Judge William Webb ordered McDaniel-Webb held after an FBI agent testified that he found evidence that McDaniel-Webb may have intended to flee the area during a search of McDaniel-Webb's pickup truck during the arrest last week.

2003 Feb 9