Sheriff Darren Campbell stated a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in August 2015 stating that three children under the age of 13 had been sexually abused by a family friend. The abuse occurred during the time period between January 1, 2015 and August 3, 2015. The case was assigned to Detective Sgt. C M Benfield with the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. A forensic interview was conducted with all three children. After additional interviews with witnesses and further investigation, Nathan James Dahlquist was subsequently charged with three counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child. He was arrested on September 11, 2015 and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
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