Statesville man charged with over 50 counts of child sex crimes

Statesville man charged with dozens of 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.

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

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

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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