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Posted on: May 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Cornelius man charged with Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child


Date/Time of Offense: Tuesday, May 17, 2022.


Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child.


Location of Incident: 186 Doolie Road, Mooresville.


Suspect(s): Thomas Patrick Strahan, 58 Years Old

                    16213 Peachmont Drive

                    Cornelius, North Carolina 28031


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, staff members of Lake Norman High School notified the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) about a female student at the school who had received a voicemail from Thomas Patrick Strahan talking about a sexual act. 

The School Resource Officer notified investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit. 

Special Victim’s Unit Investigators immediately responded to the school. They were able to take statements from various who had learned of the voicemail. The investigators obtained search warrants for Strahan’s social media outlets and telephone records. 

School officials were notified of the allegations concerning Strahan, who was a coach for the Lake Norman High School Softball Team. Strahan is not a teacher at Lake Norman High School.

Special Victims Unit Investigators returned to Lake Norman High School today, where they obtained additional information on this matter.

Based on the evidence gathered by investigators, a felony arrest warrant for Thomas Patrick Strahan was applied for by the investigators. 

Strahan was arrested by deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad on Wednesday afternoon and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he appeared before Magistrate R. Imes who issued a 50,000.00 dollars secured bond. This investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are anticipated.


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