39-year-old Teresa Jane Gentry of Sandy Springs Road in Harmony has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on one count of statutory rape of a child, five counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. All the charges are felonies.
The investigation leading to her arrest began on January 25 when the Sheriff's Office took a report regarding a sexual assault involving a child. The offenses reportedly took place on Arrowbrook Road in Harmony from March 2018 through December 2018.
During the investigation, the victim was interviewed. The victim identified Teresa Gentry as the suspect. The victim allegedly had sexual intercourse with Gentry. The victim is a family friend of the suspect.
Investigators gathered numerous photos, videos and cell phone messages containing sexual content and images that Gentry sent to the victim. Based on the evidence gathered, warrants for Gentry's arrest were issued.
The suspect was arrested last Thursday (February 21). She was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond. Her next appearance in District Court was scheduled for March 13.