Crime

Iredell County man accused of sexually assaulting girl

An Iredell County man has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl.

Michael James Bulkley, 38, of Statesville, was arrested and charged this week with 10 counts of first-degree sex offense with a child. Bulkley was jailed on $750,000 bail.

The girl’s family filed a report with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 12.

Authorities interviewed the girl, now 15, at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center in Statesville.

The teen told investigators she was sexually assaulted between the ages of 12 and 13, Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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