Detectives: NC man sexually abused 4-year-old, videotaped assault

Charles Herron (Source: MCSO)

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office said a man is facing multiple charges in connection with the sexual abuse of a young child.

Detectives charged 32-year-old Charles Dean Herron with first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offense of a child by an adult, first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and incest of a child under 13 by an adult.

Herron is accused of sexually abusing a female acquaintance who was 4 years old at the time. The victim is now 8 years old and recently told family members, who reported it.

Detectives said Herron videotaped some of the abuse.

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