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MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- A 25-year-old Mooresville man was served with warrants for child sex charges in two counties while he sat in jail in a third.

Alius Cole Smith is facing four counts of first degree statutory sex offense in Alexander County and one count of indecent liberties with a minor in Rowan County.

The charges stem from an investigation launched in mid-July regarding the alleged sexual assault of a 7-year-old.

Smith was served on the new charges while in custody at the Iredell County Detention Center for a probation violation. His bonds on the charges total $105,000.

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