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Yulian Cardona-Ibarra
courtesy of Statesville Police Dept.

Statesville Man Charged with Child Sex Offenses

34-year-old Yulian Cardona-Ibarra of Statesville was arrested by Statesville Police on April 23 on eight counts of statutory rape of a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

On April 17, Statesville Police responded to a report of a sexual assault on Mooring Drive in Statesville. Cardona-Ibarra allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile between February 2021 and February 2023. The juvenile was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center in Statesville. During the interview, the juvenile disclosed multiple incidents involving sexual abuse.

Following his arrest, Cardona-Ibarra was jailed under a $200,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on May 6.