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Posted on: July 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Wilkes County man charged with several sex related crimes.

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Date/Time of Offense: June 2021 through July 2022.

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Four Counts of Felony First Degree Statutory Rape of a Child

                                      Felony Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 

Location of Incident: Northern Iredell County.

Suspect(s): Rodrigo Castro-Olvera, 37 Years Old

                   102 Courtyard Drive

                   Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding a juvenile who had been allegedly sexually assaulted. The investigation was assigned to Detective C. James of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit.  

Detective James met with the victim who was able to identify Rodrigo Castro-Olvera as the person who committed the sexual assaults. 

Based upon statements, and physical evidence gathered throughout this investigation, Detective James was able to obtain felony warrants for the suspect Rodrigo Castro Olvera. 

Rodrigo Castro Olvera was arrested on Saturday. July 9, 2022, and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was served with four counts of Felony First Degree Statutory Rape of a Child, and Felony Statutory Sex Offense with a Child. Olvera appeared before Magistrate M. Nethken who issued a 1,000,000.00 secured bond on these charges.

 

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