Crime & Courts

Mooresville area man faces more child sex offense charges

Rudolph “Rudy” Anthony Prickler Jr.,
Rudolph “Rudy” Anthony Prickler Jr., Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has filed more child sex offense charges against a Mooresville area man.

Rudolph “Rudy” Anthony Prickler Jr., 45, was originally charged with 12 counts each of first-degree sex offense with a child under 13 and indecent liberties with a child.

Prickler is accused of sexually abusing a girl from October to December in his home on Coddle Creek Highway, Sheriff Darren Campbell said. He was jailed on $200,000 bail.

Prickler now also faces five counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, after he was found with child pornography, Campbell said. Prickler was given an additional $400,000 bail.

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