NC preacher accused of sexually abusing child over 6 years

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Jerry Dean Wallace

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A preacher in Iredell County was arrested after deputies say he sexually abused a child over the course of six years.

Jerry Dean Wallace, 70, is charged with indecent liberties with a child.

Investigators say a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 17 in reference to a child allegedly having been sexually assaulted on different occasions from 2008 to 2014.

After speaking with the victim, the mother and another witness, four felony warrants were taken out on Wallace.

Investigators told WSOC that Wallace is a preacher at The Light in the Darkness Church in Union Grove.

Wallace was placed under a $150,000 secured bond.

Further charges are pending.

Source: WSOC