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Two face charges for sex crimes involving children

Knecht (Source: Rowan Sheriff's Office) Knecht (Source: Rowan Sheriff's Office)
Cooper (Source: Rowan Sheriff's Office) Cooper (Source: Rowan Sheriff's Office)
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Two men have been charged this week for sex crimes involving children as the alleged victims.

Rocky Lee Cooper, 45, was charged with statutory rape and two counts for failure to appear in court in July.  On Wednesday he was charged with first degree sexual offense involving an alleged victim under the age of 13.

Cooper is being held under $400,000 bond.

Earlier this week Rowan County Sheriff's deputies charged Ashley Damon Knecht with failure to appear in court, first degree statutory rape, and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Bond for Knecht is set at $100,000.

Knecht has a lengthy criminal record going back to 1993 in North Carolina Department of Corrections files.  Knecht has prior charges for larceny, resisting police, breaking and entering, assault on a female, drug charges, and numerous traffic violations.

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