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Robert Jackson Harris
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Jailed Under 500K Bond On Sex Offense Charges

53-year-old Robert Jackson Harris III from the Rowan County town of Cleveland, N.C. was arrested Tuesday (October 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger, first-degree statutory sex offense, statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger, statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, and indecent liberties with a child.

On October 7, 2022, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a sexual assault of a juvenile female. The investigation was assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit. Detective Lane conducted interviews and coordinated a forensic interview of the victim through the Dove House of Statesville. Based on information gathered, Harris was identified as the suspect and multiple warrants were obtained.

Harris was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (October 21). A District Court date is scheduled next Monday (October 24).