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NC man arrested on 122 sexual assault counts

Posted on: 8:34 pm, April 13, 2012, by , updated on: 08:37pm, April 13, 2012

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Authorities in Iredell County said a Statesville man is facing 122 counts stemming from the sexual assault of a girl spanning 11 years.

The Statesville Record & Landmark reported Christopher Charles Harris, 39, is charged with 44 counts each of taking indecent liberties with a minor and first-degree sex offense, 12 counts of statutory rape/sex offense, 20 counts of first-degree rape and one count each of second-degree rape and second-degree sexual offense.

Harris is jailed in lieu of a $200,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately known if Harris has an attorney.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said a report was filed regarding a young girl who had been sexually assaulted beginning in 1998 and ending in 2009. Investigators said the victim told them the assaults occurred throughout the county.

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