46-year-old Thomas Jeffrey Wilson of Ellis Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child, with one of those indecent liberties charges being filed by authorities in Rockingham County.
According to a news release issued Wednesday (December 6) by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, in July a report was filed by Catawba County DSS concerning possible sexual abuse of a seven-year-old female living in Catawba County. Catawba County DSS reported that the sexual abuse occurred in Iredell County by a family member’s boyfriend, Thomas Wilson. The juvenile was interviewed at the Catawba County Children’s Advocacy Center where the juvenile disclosed that she was sexually abused while visiting family.
While the investigation was still ongoing, two more victims came forward concerning allegations involving the suspect, Thomas 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 by authorities in Iredell and Rockingham Counties.
Wilson's bond for all charges has been set at $1,150,000 secured. He's scheduled to appear in District Court in Iredell County on December 12. A District Court date is scheduled for December 18 in Rockingham County.
Wilson’s prior convictions include: intoxicated and disruptive behavior, resist a public officer, malicious conduct by a prisoner, assault on a government official, four counts of driving while license revoked, assault and battery, indignities to an officer, injury to real property, felony larceny, three counts of no operator’s license, operate a vehicle with no insurance, and driving while impaired.