Crime

West Iredell man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl

Charles Douglas Franklin
Charles Douglas Franklin Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

A 48-year-old man in western Iredell County is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

Sheriff’s investigators charged Charles Douglas Franklin with first-degree sex offense with a child. Franklin was in the Iredell County jail on $100,000 bail Wednesday.

Investigators arrested Franklin after interviewing the girl at Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center in Statesville, Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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