Sheriff’s Office: Arrest made in 1986 sexual assaults of 4-year-old


Pictured above: Mario Chow – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: In December of 2017 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office alleging the sexual abuse of a young child which occurred in 1986.

The report stated, Mario Alberto Chow, had sexually assaulted a female relative when she was between the ages of 4 and 5years old. The sexual assaults occurred at Chow’s residence who lived in western Iredell County at the time of the assaults. Due to the relationship, the victim would stay with Chow at his residence and this is when the assaults occurred.

Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell, of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit investigated the allegations, and after a lengthy investigation, she was able to obtain four Felony Arrest Warrants on Chow, two counts of Felony First Degree Sex Offense and two counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child.

Mario Chow was arrested on Tuesday September 4, 2018, and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center. Chow was issued 100,000.00 dollar secured bond by Magistrate D. Chambers.

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