Statesville man faces more than 20 charges for sexual assault of child

A Statesville man is facing more than 20 charges in connection to the sexual assault of a child. 

Police say Kima Sharell Ivey, 39, has been charged with 13 counts of sex offense and eight counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile. 

Investigators were informed of the sexual assault of a child on January 24. An investigation was launched and detectives determined Ivey was the suspect. 

They say the sexual assaults began in March 2017, and continued until January. Warrants were obtained for Ivey on March 15, and he was arrested by Charlotte Mecklenburg police on March 21. 

Any additional victims or witnesses are encouraged to contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3515.