A registered Statesville area sex offender is accused of having a Facebook account under a fake name.
Dustin McDaniels, 22, was charged under a state statute that bars registered sex offenders from accessing social networking websites also used by children.
Alexander County sheriff’s deputies learned about the account after responding to a recent domestic incident involving McDaniels.
Iredell County Deputy David Price further investigated and found McDaniels had the account under the name Rusty Lamb, Sheriff Darren Campbell said Thursday.
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McDaniels was arrested at his home and taken to the Iredell County Magistrates Office, where he was given a $5,000 bail.
McDaniels was on probation for misdemeanor larceny and sexual battery, according to the sheriff.