Statesville man facing 156 counts of first degree sexual offenses

A third report of sexual assault has been filed against a 65-year-old Statesville man. He now faces 156 counts of first degree sexual offenses from three victims.

On Wednesday, September 16, another report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriffs' Office in reference to another victim being sexually assault by Michael Chambers, according to detectives.

The victim who was an elementary school student at the time of the abuse was interviewed by police along with witnesses. The woman told detectives Chambers was a family friend and she had been sexually assaulted by Chambers many times.

Chambers was charged with 48 more counts of first degree sexual offense with a child by an adult offender. 

Police says Chambers was arrested Monday, September 21, and given a bond of $2,000,000 on the new charges with a court date of September 22, 2015. Now his total bond on all charges is $3,000,000.