Statesville man arrested, accused of child rape

Ollie Thomas was arrested and charged in a sexual assault incident that occurred last month, police say. (Iredell County Sheriff)

A Statesville man has been taken into custody after evidence linked him to a sexual assault involving a child, authorities said.

20-year-old Ollie Thomas of Stateville was arrested last Thursday and charged with first degree rape of a minor.

Investigators were led to the suspect after evidence and statements from the victim pointed to Thomas.

Thomas was being held at the Iredell County jail on unrelated charges.

He was able to secure $150,000 bond.