Witness saw NC man sexually assaulting young girls, 7 and 9, police say

Ivan Dawkins (CMPD)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man is facing charges after police say a witness reportedly saw him sexually assaulting two young girls and immediately called 911.

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According to police, it happened Sunday night along the 1400-block of Armory Drive, in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood.

The witness told police he saw a man, later identified as 43-year-old Ivan Dawkins, sexually assaulting two young girls. When police arrived they found Dawkins and the girls – ages 7 and 9 – nearby.

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Detectives say at the time of the assault the young girls were in Dawkins care.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child. He’s being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $30,000 bond.

He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

Anyone with information concerning this case or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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