Statesville man charged with sexually assaulting 7-year-old

Photo: Iredell County Sheriff's Office

A Statesville man is facing multiple charges after he sexually abused a 7-year-old child, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies said a report was filed in July 2017 by Catawba County DSS concerning possible sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl living in Catawba County. DSS reported that the sexual abuse occurred in Iredell County by a family member’s boyfriend, Thomas Wilson.

The child was interviewed at the Catawba County Children’s Advocacy Center where the girl disclosed that she was sexually abused by while visiting family. While the investigation was still ongoing, two more victims came forward concerning allegations involving Wilson.

One of the new victims was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center and the other was interviewed in Rockingham County. Based on the investigation and statements collected, Wilson was charged with three felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child and one count of indecent liberties. A charge of one count of felony indecent liberties was filed by Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office as well.

Wilson was arrested on Monday, November 20, 2017 he received a $1,075,000 secure bond on the charges in Iredell County.  Wilson was also served with the warrant out of Rockingham County where he received an additional $75,000 secure bond with a total bond amount of 1,150,000 secure bond.

Wilson’s prior convictions include: Intoxicated and disruptive, resist public officer, malicious conduct by a prisoner, assault of government official, driving while license revoked (four counts), assault and battery, indignities to an officer, injury to real property, felony larceny, no operator’s license (3 counts), operate a vehicle with no Insurance, and driving while impaired.