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Jacksonville man arrested on charges of indecent liberties with child

Richard Daniel Mercado (Jacksonville Police Department photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A Jacksonville man was arrested Friday and charged with indecent liberties with a child.

Richard Daniel Mercado, 58, of 204 Pineview Rd. in Jacksonville, was taken into custody without incident. He was placed in the Onslow County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

Police said the mother of the 3-year-old reported the incident on September 5, 2017. The investigation was conducted with the Child Advocacy Center and the Department of Health and Human Services over the last two weeks.

The investigation continues and additional information may be released at a later date.

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