The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has charged Mario Sotelo, 45, of 2503 Gemena Road, Chapel Hill, with one count of felony indecent liberties with a child, one count of felony first degree sexual offense with a child, and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery.
Sotelo is accused of committing these acts against a minor in the area of Jordan Lake during the summer of 2015. However, the offenses were not reported to the Sheriff’s Office until March 2016. Further investigation led Sheriff’s Office deputies to obtain warrants for Sotelo’s arrest.
Sotelo was served by officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on February 18, 2017, and placed under a $500,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on March 20.