Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on June 16, 2015 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to a child under the age of 12 being sexually assaulted by a family member for a period of six years, from 2009-2015. The abuse occurred when the victim visited the suspect at the suspect’s residence. Detective Sgt. Jason Lowrance was assigned the investigation. The victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. Additional witnesses were interviewed and evidence was collected. As a result of the investigation, Michael Thomas Chambers, age 65, of 1117 Turnersburg Hwy Statesville, was charged with 69 counts of First Degree Sexual Offense with a Child. Chambers was arrested on August 26, 2015 and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a 1 million dollar bond.