Man held under $1M in child sex case

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. -- A 43-year-old man has been placed under a million dollar bond for reportedly sexually assaulting an underage girl in 2012.

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office began investigating after a girl said she had been sexually assaulted by a family friend in 2012. She was 14-years-old at the time.

The victim said she met Dalton Smallwood at church. 

Throughout the investigation, police determined that Smallwood had met with the victim at different locations in Southern Iredell County when the sexual activity occurred. 

Smallwood has been charged for six counts of rape/sex offence and one count of indecent liberties with a child. He is being held in Rowan County Detention.

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