Authorities arrested an Old Fort man who they say molested a young girl and videotaped some of the abuse, according to information released Thursday.
Detective Billie Brown of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Charles Dean Herron, 32, of 230 Breezy Hill Drive in Old Fort, with two counts of first-degree statutory rape of a child by an adult and one count each of incest of a child under 13 by an adult, statutory sex offense of a child by an adult, first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and first-degree kidnapping.
Brown said Herron had sexual contact with a female acquaintance that is now 8 but was 4 when the incidents began. He videotaped some of the sexual abuse, according to Brown.
The victim just recently told family members, who reported the allegations to the Sheriff’s Office.
Herron is being held on a $900,000 bond.