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Iredell man charged with sexually assaulting 4-year-old

STATESVILLE -- A Statesville man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office says.

Authorities say Van Allen Trimnal, 47, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with three counts of sexual offense with a child and four counts of indecent liberties with a child. All those charges are felonies.

Investigators say they were contacted May 6 and told a young girl might have been assaulted. The young girl was examined, and deputies say she was able to identify the person who allegedly had assaulted her.

Trimnal is being held under $100,000 bond and made his first court appearance Thursday.

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