A Sampson County man has been charged with four felony counts in connection with alleged sex offenses committed against multiple victims.
Adolfo Salgado-Herrera, 31, of 210 Michael Lucas Lane, Dunn, was charged this week with first degree sexual offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. Salgado-Herrera was taken into custody early Wednesday at his residence, according to reports filed at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.
The arrest reportedly stems from an investigation launched last year, sheriff records indicate. A complaint was filed with the Department of Social Services regarding sexual misconduct toward the end of 2015.
“DSS requested law enforcement assistance and jointly the agencies have been working on the case,” Lt. Marcus Smith confirmed Thursday. “After a lengthy investigation into the complaint enough probable cause was established to charge the suspect in the case.”
No further details were disclosed and “the ages of the victims are being withheld at this time,” Smith noted.
Salgado-Herrera’s arrest adds to the growing list of suspects in sexual abuse cases investigated by local authorities, with investigations coordinated primarily by the Sampson County Child Advocacy Center. With Salgado-Herrera’s arrest, six men have been charged in six separate cases in the past four weeks, with alleged offenses including statutory rape, incest, first degree forcible rape, sexual offense, indecent liberties and crimes against nature.
Salgado-Herrera was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond for the charges against him. He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
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