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CURRITUCK COUNTY -- David W. Giles, 39, was arrested after he was caught engaging in lewd acts with a child.

Authorities responded to the Wedgewood Lakes area on June 9 in reference to a reported sex offense involving a child, according to Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson. That's where the mother of the child discovered the pair together in a backyard shed of her residence.

The suspect then took the mother's car and fled. Deputies tracked down the vehicle in the Sligo area a short time later and took Giles into custody.

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