MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A Mooresville man was charged with more than 40 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape.
James Douglas Brown, 52, of JC Circle, Mooresville, was arrested Thursday afternoon on 31 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, six counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of statutory rape. His bond was set at $250,000.
Sgt. Amy Dyson of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit said she began an investigation recently after receiving information that Brown had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female family member in 2010.
In the process of investigating the allegations, Dyson said, she executed a search warrant at Brown’s home and found evidence of child pornography involving the victim of the sexual assault.
As a result, the 42 charges were filed and Brown was arrested.
Dyson said the Statesville Police Department is also conducting an investigation for alleged crimes committed against the same teenager at locations in Statesville.