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      Man, 77, accused of sexual abuse


      LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man already facing a federal child pornography charge now is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting a young girl for years.


      Seventy-seven-year-old Dale Wray Fulford of Slaton is accused of molesting the girl starting when she was 7, when her family moved into a house Fulford rented.


      Prosecutors say he gave the girl his ex-wife's wedding ring as a "commitment."


      The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports he was indicted Tuesday in Lubbock County on one count each of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.


      Lubbock County online jail records do not indicate an attorney for Fulford, whose bail was set at $600,000.


      Earlier this month, a federal grand jury indicted Fulford for allegedly producing child pornography.


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      Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com


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