Kannapolis man accused of sexually assaulting child for six years in Winston-Salem

Eliazar Juan Mendoza

Eliazar Juan Mendoza

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Kannapolis man is facing several charges after officers said he repeatedly sexually assaulted a child over the course of six years at various places in Winston-Salem.

Police received a report of a sexual offense in 2013 that stated Eliazar Juan Mendoza, 37, sexually assaulted a child from 2005-2011.

The victim was 9-years-old when the abuse started, which took place at various addresses in Winston-Salem, according to police.

Mendoza was arrested on June 2 and charged with five counts of first degree rape, seven counts of indecent liberties with a minor, two counts of first degree sex offense, two counts of statutory rape/sex offense and two counts of felony child abuse.

He was placed in the Cabarrus County Detention facility under a $750,000 bond. He is awaiting extradition to Forsyth County.

The Winston-Salem Police Department requests that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers at 727-2800.


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