Pictured above: Richard Kruger – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office concerning a sexual assault involving a 12 year old female. The victim reported to a school staff member she had been sexually assaulted by a friend of the family.
The Iredell County Department of Social Service (DSS) was contacted, and made aware of the allegations. A safety plan was placed into effect by DSS due to the suspect living in the same home as the victim.
The criminal investigation was assigned to Detective Sgt. J. Lowrance with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit. The victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center where the suspect was identified as Richard Alan Kruger.
The victim disclosed Kruger had sexually assaulted her multiple times, and in multiple locations in, and around Mooresville. During the course of the investigation Detective Sgt. J. Lowrance was able to interview several other witnesses and gather evidence.
Based on the statements and all of the evidence gathered through the investigation, arrest warrants for Statutory Rape of a Child, along with nine counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child were filed against Kruger. Kruger was entered as a Wanted Person by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
Richard Kruger was located, and arrested on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by the Lexington County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office Warrant Task Force. Richard Kruger was extradited back to Iredell County on Monday, June 10, 2019 where he was served with the warrants.
Richard Alan Kruger was issued a 1,000,000.00 dollars secure bond by Magistrate R. Imes.
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