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Iredell man accused of sexually abusing a minor

According to the report, the student disclosed that she had been sexually abused outside of school by a family friend.
Credit: Iredell County Sheriff's Office

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — An Iredell County man has been arrested for indecent liberties with a minor, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office reports. 

According to deputies, on Dec. 12, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a school official at East Iredell Middle School in reference to a child making statements of sexual assault. 

According to the report, the student disclosed that she had been sexually abused outside of school by a family friend.

Deputies report that the victim was interviewed and during the course of that interview, the victim identified 21-year-old Javier Roberto Hernandez as the suspect.

On Jan. 16, Hernandez was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. He was served with the warrant and then issued a $20,000 secured bond.