Four men charged with sex offense of 13-year-old
Thomasville police charged four Chair City men with sex offenses involving a 13-year-old girl.
According to a press release, detectives on Oct. 24 started an investigation into an alleged sex offense after staff at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville notified TPD of a sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl.
Following an investigation, detectives on Friday arrested Stacey Marion Quinn, 20, 0f 601 Concord St., Andrew Lee Holder, 21, of 211 Foster St. and, Austin Daniel Thomas McDonald, 19, of 229 Albertson Road. Cody Wayne Danford, 21, of 605 Edgewood Ave, currently is in the Davidson County Jail and as of Friday is awaiting service of the warrant.
“They were all acquaintances of the victim,” Detective Brad Saintsing said. “These offenses occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 2013, and Oct. 24, 2013. We try not to release too much information, especially when it involves a juvenile.”
McDonald was charged with one count of statutory rape, one count of statutory sex offense and count of indecent liberties. He was placed in the Davidson County Jail and issued a $150,000 secured bond. Danford was charged with one count of statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties. He had not been issued a bond for the charges as of press time Friday morning. Quinn was charged with one count of statutory rape and one count of indecent liberties. He was placed in the Davidson County Jail and issued a $150,000 secured bond. Holder was charged with one count of indecent liberties and issued a $1,500 secured bond.
According to Saintsing, the victim lived in Thomasville when the sex offenses occurred but had moved to Iredell County. After receiving the hospital's report, detectives took the victim to the Dragonfly House, a children's advocacy center for victims of abuse, in Mocksville for a forensic interview.
“Any time we have an investigation such as this involving a minor, we utilize the Dragonfly House,” said Saintsing. “A forensic interview was done with the victim and once that takes place the investigation can progress from there.”
All four men are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 26.
Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or firstname.lastname@example.org.