On Thursday, police in Statesville took Antonio Torres Ibarra, 40, into custody after he reportedly molested a young girl, described only by police as “under the age of 13.”
Three days earlier, detectives were called to the Iredell Memorial Hospital after staff reported that a child had beensexually assaulted.
Statesville police say the child was interviewed at the Dove House Child Advocacy Center where the child reportedly identified Ibarra.
Ibarra has been charged with first degree kidnapping, indecent liberties with a child, and delivering a controlled substance to a minor less than 13. He is currently being held at the Iredell County Jail.