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New charges for man accused of sexually assaulting 2 young girls in Charlotte park

Ivan Dawkins Ivan Dawkins
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A man who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at a park in Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood is facing more charges.

A witness reportedly saw a man, later identified as 43-year-old Ivan Dawkins, sexually assaulting two young girls Sunday night along the 1400-block of Armory Drive at Independence Park. The park is located between an elementary school and a preschool. When police arrived they found Dawkins and the girls - ages 7 and 9 - nearby.

He was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child.

On Thursday, Dawkins was charged with first-degree statutory rape and performing a sex act as a "sub parent/custodian." He was also charged with six more counts of indecent liberties with a child. 

Detectives say at the time of the assault the young girls were in Dawkins' care.

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