• 68°

Convicted sex offender charged with using Facebook

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman posing as her daughter on social networking site Facebook was arrested after authorities said she was a sex offender forbidden to use a social website.
Marcia Sides Hess, 36, of Tammys Park Road, was charged with felony sex offender use of a social website.
Rowan County Sheriff’s officials received an anonymous tip that Hess had a Facebook account using the name of her daughter, said Capt. John Sifford.
Investigators were able to locate the account with pictures that resembled Hess.
A search warrant was issued to Facebook on July 12. Hess met with a deputy Monday and admitted to using a Facebook account in her daughter’s name.
Hess told an investigator she was using the account to play online poker.
She was issued a written promise to appear in court.
In 2005, Hess was convicted of rape, according to the N.C. sex offender registry.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Comments

Comments closed.

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18

Education

Shoutouts: Southern City Church awards educational gifts

Local

City to pave streets surrounding Bell Tower Green after park is constructed

Nation/World

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Nation/World

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Nation/World

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Nation/World

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy