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Former Cherryville man arrested on child sex crimes

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Clay Allen Rudisill (Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office) Clay Allen Rudisill (Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

A former Cherryville man has been charged with sexually assaulting the child of a family that tried to help him through hard times.

Clay Allen Rudisill, 51, was charged with one felony count of first degree sexual offense of a victim under 13 years old, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Springs East Road in Lincolnton on Wednesday afternoon around 5:30 p.m.  

Deputies were also given a description of the suspect and located him walking along Springs East Road and detained him.  

Detectives say Rudisill confessed to the crime which involved a 7 year old female.
 
Investigators say the family was trying to help the man out.

He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.

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