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Hickory Man Charged With Statutory Sex Offense, Indecent Liberties, In Alexander County
Matthew Paul Starnes
Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged With Statutory Sex Offense, Indecent Liberties, In Alexander County

35-year-old Matthew Paul Starnes of Hickory was arrested in Caldwell County February 26, 2021. According to a news release issued today (April 12) by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, he was charged on warrants from Alexander County with one felony count apiece of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and indecent liberties with a child. Starnes also faces charges on outstanding warrants from Catawba County.

He was transferred to the Alexander County Detention Center last Thursday (April 8) where he was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today. A District Court date is next Monday (April 19).