• Kannapolis mom walked in on man molesting her daughter, deputies say

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    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - A Rowan County man is in jail under a $1.25 million bond after police said he was caught molesting a 7-year-old girl in Kannapolis.

    On Saturday, deputies were called to a home in reference to a sexual assault. When they arrived, authorities spoke with a woman and the girl.

    The mother told deputies she called 911 after she walked in on Homer Compton Jr. molesting her daughter inside a home on Danfield Drive.

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    She said Compton, 47, who was a known acquaintance, became upset, grabbed a rifle in the house, and began making suicidal threats. She explained that was why she and her daughter left the house and went to the Pinewood address.

    When deputies went to the home on Danfield Drive to arrest Compton, they said he refused to come out. After about 20 minutes of negotiations, Compton agreed to come out of the home unarmed and was arrested without incident.

    Detectives said it appeared that Compton had been molesting the 7-year-old girl for several months.

    He was charged with six counts of statutory rape, two counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, and four counts of indecent liberties with a child.

    Compton was given a bond of $1,250,000 and was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center.

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