Man facing 82 charges in connection to child sex case in Iredell - | WBTV Charlotte

Man facing 82 charges in connection to child sex case in Iredell County

Tewell (Source: Iredell County Sheriff's Office) Tewell (Source: Iredell County Sheriff's Office)
IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

An Iredell County man who was arrested on child rape charges is now facing an additional 81 charges connected to the allegations.

James Robert Tewell, 44, was charged on Monday with statutory rape of a person age 15 or younger. On Thursday, deputies said he was charged with an additional 34 counts of statutory rape, 35 counts of statutory sex offense, one count of rape of a child by an adult offender, one count of sexual offense with a child by an adult offender, five counts of second degree rape and five counts of second degree sexual offense.

Iredell County deputies said Monday that the the child reported she had been sexually assaulted by Tewell on multiple occasions between 2009 and 2016.

Investigators have not said what evidence led to the new charges filed Thursday.

Tewell was originally placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. That bond was raised to $600,000 on Thursday.

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