A Woodleaf man faces multiple sex crime charges, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Troy Michael Stewart, 31, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree sexual offense and received a $150,000 secured bond from a magistrate.
On Thursday, he was charged with two counts of indecent liberties with children and two counts of statutory sex offense with child by adult.
Stewart’s bond was increased to $650,000 after the additional charges.
Captain John Sifford said a 10-year-old girl first reported the incident to the Rowan County Department of Social Services July 22. DSS then contacted the sheriff’s office.
The girl reported that Stewart began assaulting her when she was 6.
Sifford said the victim is known to Stewart’s family.
Stewart appeared in court Friday.