Caldwell Co. man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in Iredell Co.

Caldwell Co. man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in Iredell Co.
John David Mecimore Jr was arrested in Caldwell County and charged with two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child. (Source: Iredell County Sheriff's Office)

IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Catawba County man was arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in Iredell County in April.

According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began on April 18 when deputies got a report that 36-year-old John David Mecimore Jr, of Lenoir, had assaulted the young girl.

During the investigation, detectives interviewed the victim at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center and say she identified Mecimore as the suspect.

On Friday, May 10, Mecimore was arrested in Caldwell County and charged with two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child.

Mecimore was taken before a Caldwell County magistrate and was given a $75,000 bond.

No further information has been released.

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