Man accused in sexual assault case from 1980s

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with sexual assault of a minor that happened back in the 1980s.

In October the sheriff's office began investigating a complaint from a person that stated a registers sex offender had sexually assaulted them when the victim was a child in the 1980s.

On Tuesday the felony charges of indecent liberties with a minor were obtained for 78-year-old Coy Sheets.

Sheets was arrested at his home and placed in jail under a $2,500 secured bond.