• Statesville man charged with over 50 counts of child sex crimes


    STATESVILLE, N.C. - A Statesville man was arrested Thursday after being accused of taking indecent liberties with a child over a span of five years.

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    The arrest came after an extensive investigation into allegations that Clinton Weber, 52, sexually assaulted the victim from 2012 until 2017.

    According to investigators, Weber is related to the victim through marriage, and the incidents started when the child was 6 years old. 

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    Weber was charged with 35 counts of first-degree statutory sex offense, 20 counts of first-degree attempted statutory sex offense and one count of rape of a child. 

    Officials said Weber was transported to Iredell County Jail and is being held under a $1 million bond.

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