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Murphy man arrested on indecent liberties with a child

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MURPHY, NC (WRCB) -

On Wednesday, 71-year- old Joseph Eugene Heard of Murphy, North Carolina, was arrested for indecent liberties with a child.

During the August Superior Court setting, the Cherokee County Grand Jury handed down the charges.

The allegations involve a young child who had been in the custody and care of Heard at the time of the incident.

The Cherokee County Magistrate set a $20,000 bond. Heard was processed and remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Heard's next court date is set for November 2013 in Cherokee County Superior Court.

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