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ARRESTED: Woman cares for minor in home with registered sex offender

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Rebecca Ferrer (Source: Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office) Rebecca Ferrer (Source: Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office)
Manuel Ferrer (Source: Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office) Manuel Ferrer (Source: Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A woman in Cumberland County was arrested for caring for a minor in her home, where a registered sex offender lived.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Rebecca Ferrer, 58 of Fayetteville, knew her husband, Manuel Ferrer, 58, had a prior conviction for a sex offense in New Jersey.

An investigation revealed the victim moved in and out of the home several times between 2003 and 2012. The victim told authorities that Ferrer and her husband told her to hide while deputies were at the home conducting compliance checks.

The sheriff's office said the victim claimed she was abused for nearly a decade by Manuel Ferrer.

Detectives arrested Manuel Ferrer Dec. 4 for 22 felony abuse charges. Rebecca Ferrer was arrested Dec. 19.

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