Man from Mexico accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in Iredell County

Photo: Daniel Lopez Ruiz 

An 85-year-old man from Mexico is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Iredell County, according to the sheriff's office. 

Daniel Lopez Ruiz, 85, is charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. 

Deputies said a report was filed on Tuesday, March 20 in reference to a possible sexual assault involving a young girl. The 10-year-old victim said the abuse happened on Thursday, March 15 at her home. 

During the investigation, the young girl was interviewed at the Dove House Children's Advocacy Center. She identified Ruiz as the suspect in this case. 

Based on the investigation and evidence gathered, investigators were able to obtain a felony arrest warrant for Ruiz. He is currently being held at the Iredell County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. 

Ruiz resides in Mexico and came to Iredell County on March 12, 2018.