MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- A wife tipped off authorities that her husband was having an inappropriate relationship with a minor, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said in late December the wife of 39-year-old Daniel Ray Holliday filed a report with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office indicating her husband was having a sexual relationship with a minor.

The sheriff's office opened an investigation and collected evidence dealing with this case. During the course of the investigation, further information was uncovered by detectives and the victim was interviewed, according to the report.

Holliday was taken into custody on Thursday in Mooresville.

He is charged with statutory rape of a 13, 14, or a 15 year old by a person who is six or more years older than the victim.

Holliday is being held at the Iredell County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.

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