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Several charged with sexually abusing children

An Aberdeen man is facing sex abuse charges in connection with abusing four children under the age of 18. James Willie Pittman, 41, of the first block of Gunnison Drive, in Aberdeen, was charged July 6 with four counts each of sexual abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. On a number of occasions, Pittman allegedly touched four girls, all under the age of 18, in inappropriate ways, according to charging documents. One girl said the incidents took place when she was 7 and another said the incidents took place when she was 6, according to charging documents. On May 22, one of the girls said she didn't want to go to Pittman's house, and when her...