Man charged with 69 counts of sexual assault with family member

A 65-year-old Statesville man has been charged with 69 counts of first degree sexual offense with a family member under the age of 12.

A report filed with Iredell County Sheriff's Office back in June stated Michael Chambers, 65, sexually assaulted the victim for 6 years, from 2009-2015.

The abuse happened when the victim visited Chambers's home. The victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children's Advocacy Center.

Chambers was arrested on Wednesday, August 26, and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.