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2 in Raleigh took indecent liberties with young girls, police charge

Furmencio Miranda-Cortazar
Furmencio Miranda-Cortazar CCBI

Police arrested two men on the same day in separate cases involving multiple sex offenses with girls as young as 5 years old.

Furmencio Miranda-Cortazar, 44, was arrested Saturday night at an apartment complex om Fox Manor Ridge Road. He lives on Bunche Drive.

According to arrest warrants, Miranda-Cortazar engaged in first-degree sex offense with a child and took indecent liberties with the same girl from October 2007 through November 2015. She was 5 years old at the start, police said Monday.

From 2015 through this May, an arrest warrant states, Miranda-Cortazar took indecent liberties with a second girl who was under 16.

Francisco Ivan Gutierrez-Cervantes CCBI

A little earlier, police had arrested Francisco Ivan Gutierrez Cervantes, 37, on charges that he molested three girls who ranged from 8 to 13 years old.

Police charged Gutierrez-Cervantes with eight counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory sex offense with a child.

Police listed the name as Cervantez Gutierrez, but a notice from federal immigration authorities saying they suspect he is in the country illegally from Mexico list his last names as Gutierrez-Cervantes.

Magistrates ordered Gutierrex Cevantes held in lieu of $1.5 million bail and set Miranda-Cortazar’s bail at $2 million.