Kannapolis man charged with rape, indecent liberties

Published 11:00 am Monday, February 11, 2019

A 52-year-old Kannapolis man was arrested Sunday on charges related to the sexual abuse of a girl over the two past years, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said. 

David “Neil” Brown was charged with seven counts of statutory rape, two counts of statutory sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

The charges stem from an investigation that began Jan. 26, when Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating a report that a 14-year-old girl had been in a sexual relationship with Brown. The victim was interviewed at the Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center and disclosed sexual abuse that began in October 2017 and lasted until January. 

Brown was arrested Sunday morning and booked at the Rowan County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing.