ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A Cleveland man is facing child sex assault charges, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.

Cleveland resident Sam McCrary, 48, faces multiple charges including eight counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of felony child abuse.

48-year-old Samuel Lee McCrary. Courtesy: Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

The victim is 14 years old and evidence shows she has been assaulted since she was seven, officials said Tuesday.

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McCrary was arrested Thursday and placed in the detention center with a $500,000 secured bond.

On Friday, McCrary was served with two additional charges of sexual servitude of a child victim and soliciting a child by computer, according to officials. He also a received an additional secured bond of $450,000.