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No image of Ira Russell Power available, suspect posted bond before booking photo could be taken

Morganton Man Charged With Sex Offenses Against Minor

43-year-old Ira Russell Power of Bristol Creek Avenue in Morganton was arrested Monday (June 27) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory sexual offense with a person 15-years-old or younger and sexual activity by a substitute parent.

On June 3, 2022, the Child Protective Services (CPS) division of the Burke County Department of Social Services received a report involving allegations of a possible sexual assault against a juvenile. CPS notified the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

After further investigation, Ira Russell Power was charged in the case. Power was arrested at 3 p.m. Monday without incident and released on $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (June 30).