NC man accused of sexually assaulting child

Tewell (WBTV | Iredell County Sheriff's Office)

STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) — An Iredell County man was charged following accusations of sexually assaulting a child.

Iredell County deputies say the child reported she had been sexually assaulted by James Robert Tewell on multiple occasions, between 2009 and 2016.

After several interviews, detectives charged Tewell with statutory rape of a person age 15 or younger.

Tewell was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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