Salisbury man charged with indecent liberties with 10-year-old boy

Published 10:24 am Wednesday, November 1, 2017

SALISBURY — A 10-year-old boy told his mother that a family acquaintance had sexually assaulted him, Salisbury police reported Wednesday.

Police were called to Novant Rowan Medical Center to investigate the assault, which happened Tuesday, authorities said.

The child reported it to his mother the same day.

Police charged Thomas James Nicholas, 29, who they said lives on the streets, with felony indecent liberties with children and felony first-degree sexual offenses with a victim under 13.

The assault occurred at the child’s home, and the suspect is a family acquaintance, police said.

Nicholas remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

The child is believed to be his only victim, but police are asking anyone else has who may have been victimized to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333.