ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — An Asheboro man was arrested on Wednesday and is accused of sexually assaulting a child, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives with the DCSO Criminal Investigations Division began investigating on Sept. 28 when they were told about the statutory rape of a 12-year-old.
Detectives identified the suspect as Jorge Gonzalez Moreno Jr., 22, of Asheboro, and executed a search warrant at his home the same day.
After the search was concluded, Moreno was placed under arrest and charged with:
- two counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult
- two counts of a statutory sex offense
- second-degree child exploitation
- disseminating harmful material to minors
Moreno is in the Davidson County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.
The investigation is ongoing.