Georgia man facing additional sexual assault charges in Iredell, Rowan County


IREDELL COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) — UPDATE: 11/8/16 (9:30 a.m.): A Georgia man has been charged with numerous sexually assault charged, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Another victim contacted law enforcement and stated she had been sexually assaulted by Dalton Smallwood when she was  child.

During the investigation the victim told a detective he was a family friend and that the assaults happened while she was visiting his home in southern Iredell County. She was 9-years-old at the time of the assault.

Smallwood was charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a  child.

He was served with the additional charges and given a $250,0000 secured bond. He is currently being held in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center under previous charged that were filed by Iredell and Rowan Counties.

A Georgia man was charged with statutory rape in Iredell and Rowan County and placed under a $1,000,000 bond on Tuesday, October 25, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a report from a woman who stated she had been sexually assaulted by a man in 2012 when she was 14 and living in Iredell County.

The suspect, Dalton Smallwood, 43, was living in Chickamauga, Georgia when the report was filed.

The victim told police that Smallwood was a friend of the family that she met while attending church in Iredell County.

During the investigation it was determined that Smallwood had met with the victim at different locations in Southern Iredell County when the sexual activity occurred.

After the investigation, warrants were obtained against Smallwood for six counts of statutory rape/sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

Smallwood was served with the charges for Iredell County and placed under a $1,000,000 bond. Rowan County also investigated Smallwood for allegations involving the same victim and charges for sexual assault have been filed in that county as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

He is currently being held in Rowan County Detention under the charges for both agencies.


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