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Clay Allen Rudisill

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. — A man has been charged with sexually assaulting the child of a family who gave him a place to stay.

Clay Allen Rudisill, 51, was charged with one felony count of first-degree sexual offense of a victim under 13 years old.

According to WSOC, deputies responded to reports of an assault at a home on Springs East Road in Lincolnton on Wednesday.

During an interview with detectives, Rudisill confessed to the crime which involved a 7-year-old female.

Investigators said the family was trying to help the man out by providing a place for him to stay.

He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.

Source: WSOC

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