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Posted on: December 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Additional sex assault charges filed on suspect already in custody


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Monday August 28, 2017 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to an individual having been sexually assaulted by a family member, Donald Ray Fitzgerald.

The sexual assaults occurred between 1997 and 1999 when the victim was under the age of 16. The report was assigned to the Special Victims Unit for investigation. As a result of the investigation, Donald Ray Fitzgerald, was charged with two Felony Counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child.  

At the time the of these new charges, Donald Fitzgerald was in custody at the Iredell County Detention Center under a $500,000.00 Secured Bond for pending charges of Felony First Degree Statutory Rape, Felony First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense, Felony Rape or Sexual Act with a 13, 14, or 15 year old, Felony Statutory Rape of a Child, Felony Statutory Sexual Offense with a Child, Felony Second Degree Forcible Rape, and Felony Second Degree Forcible Sexual Offense.  

It was during the initial investigation, the information about this second victim came to light. 

Fitzgerald was given $50,000.00 dollars secured bond bond on the new charges. Donald Ray Fitzgerald also has a criminal history including possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, communicating threats, and trespassing.  Fitzgerald is now being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $550,000.00 bond on all charges.

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