Crime & Courts

Mooresville man accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old girl

Juan Antonio Luciano
Juan Antonio Luciano Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

A 58-year-old Mooresville man was arrested this week on sexual abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl.

Iredell County sheriff’s investigators charged Juan Antonio Luciano with first-degree sex offense and indecent liberties with a child. He was jailed on $100,00 bail.

The charges stem from incidents in September and October 2013, Sheriff Darren Campbell said. After receiving a report about the abuse, investigators interviewed the victim and numerous witnesses before arresting Luciano, the sheriff said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak