Lake Norman & Mooresville

Kannapolis man charged with multiple sex offenses

- A 36-year-old Kannapolis man was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple sex offenses involving two female children aged 10 and 11, Kannapolis police said.

Billy Joe Tysinger of Easy Street in Kannapolis was arrested by detective Cheryl Hearne after he turned himself in. Tysinger was being held in the Cabarrus County Jail today under a $250,000 bond.

Kannapolis officers began their investigation on July 31, after the mother of one of the victims came to the police department and filed a report.

During the investigation, detectives learned the abuse may have been going on for several months, police said. They conducted numerous interviews, which led to Tysinger's arrest.

Tysinger, who was charged with six counts of first-degree sex offense on a child and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, was scheduled to appear in a Cabarrus County courtroom today.

Gail Smith-Arrants: 704-786-2185.