Man facing dozens of counts of statutory rape, deputies say
This is still an active investigation, according to deputies
SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 20-year-old with dozens of counts of various child sex crimes.
Deputies say they recently arrested Austin David Talbert, 20, during an investigation they say is ongoing.
The offenses involve a 13-year-old girl, according to law enforcement. They say Talbert agreed to take her to school and did not.
His charges include 40 counts of statutory rape of a child, 40 counts of indecent liberties with a child, and 1 count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for crimes that allegedly happened over four months.
He is being held on a $400,000 secured bond.
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