Mooresville man arrested for statutory rape of young family member

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- A 44-year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged for statutory rape of a girl 15 years or younger.

Sheriff's deputies received a report from a child saying that she had been sexually assaulted by her family member, James Robert Tewell, on numerous occasions between 2009 and 2016.

After conducting interviews, police arrested and charged Tewell. He is currently being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

 

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