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Clifton Ray James
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Conover Man Charged With Forcible Sex Offense

50-year-old Clifton Ray James of Rock Barn Road in Conover was arrested Sunday (November 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree forcible sex offense and assault by strangulation. James was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 21).