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Kannapolis man charged in sex assault

A Kannapolis man has been charged in a sexual assault involving a 12-year-old.

David Avila Garcia, 22, of 704 Baron Ridge Road was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. Detective Cheryl Hearne charged Garcia after Kannapolis Police started investigating the assault case on Tuesday.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible, police said.

Garcia was being held in the Rowan County Detention Center today under $100,000 secured bond.

Sgt. C.R. Nesbitt is handling questions and information on the case: 704-920-4022.