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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- A candidate for Hickory City Council is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Joseph Brannock will appear in court on Monday. His bond was set at $41,500.

Brannock lists himself as a Catawba County substitute teacher on his campaign s facebook page.

The Hickory Daily Record reports he was arrested at the Catawba County Schools Administration building Friday, and that his accuser is a girl younger than 16-years-old.

Sheriff Coy Reid confirmed the arrest and charges, but stated he couldn t release any additional details about the case.

NBC Charlotte s attempts to contact Brannock for comment were not immediately returned.

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