Crime & Courts

Iredell man accused of raping child

Michael Adrian Bennett
Michael Adrian Bennett Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

An eastern Iredell County man was arrested and charged in connection with the rape of a child under age 16.

Sheriff’s investigators charged Michael Adrian Bennett, 50, with eight counts of statutory rape of a child and four counts of indecent liberties with a child. Bennett was in the Iredell County jail Wednesday on $250,000 bail.

Sheriff Darren Campbell said Bennett was arrested after the child was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center in Statesville. The child was interviewed there after a report was filed about the child being assaulted, Campbell said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak