Oxford Man Arrested in North Carolina Case


An arrest of an Oxford man helps in an investigation that began a few months ago in Bethel, North Carolina.Former Eastaboga resident 47-year-old Donald Swearingen was arrested and charged with 8 counts of first degree sexually exploiting a minor. Swearingen is accused of online exploitation of a teenager. Police began the investigation after a teenager's parents contacted them. Captain L.G. Owens of Oxford police said investigators in Alabama have also begun their own investigation. Swearingen has been transported to North Carolina. Additional charges may follow.

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