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Stephen Joseph Borek
Courtesy of Salisbury Post

Suspect Charged In Connection To Sex Offense Investigation From 2019

60-year-old Steven Joseph Borek of Concord has been charged in connection to a Statesville sex offense case. He faces six counts apiece of first-degree statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor.

In December of 2019, Investigators with the Statesville Police Department were alerted to a possible sex abuse case involving a young victim. The initial investigation included an interview of the child at Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. However, due to the age of the child and the information disclosed at that time, the case could not be prosecuted.

Last month the Statesville Police Department was contacted by the Iredell County Department of Social Services with new information from the victim. The child was re-interviewed at Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, leading to the reopening of the criminal case. Following a thorough investigation, SPD Investigators obtained charges against Steven Joseph Borek.

The Statesville Police Department sought the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Services Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF) to locate and apprehend Borek. On July 3, U.S. Marshals found Borek in a travel camper at a Pilot gas station in Rowan County. After a standoff, U.S. Marshals, with the aid of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, forced entry into the camper and found Borek inside, suffering from a self-inflicted knife wound.

Borek was transported to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and was expected to survive. He was scheduled to be taken into custody upon his medical release.