by: Tina Terry Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Family members of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer accused of sex abuse stood up in court Thursday to support him.
Officer Reginald Harris and his wife, Dia, appeared before a judge. They're facing sex charges involving an underage family member.
Friends and family members of asked the judge to lower the officer and his wife’s bonds -- hoping one of them could come home.
They promised they wouldn't be a flight risk, but the judge refused, saying the charges were too serious and all the attorneys involved needed more time to talk about the case.
The Harris family, including Dia's sister, daughter, and mother, left the courtroom upset. Some of them were even in tears.
A family friend said they don't believe allegations that the CMPD officer and his wife sexually abused a family member.
Dia and Reginald Harris will be back here in court for a bond hearing on Aug. 18. The judge will decide then whether to lower their bonds. Their bonds are near $100,000.
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