A Mount Airy man is jailed under a $75,000 secured bond for alleged sex crimes involving a child.
Donnie Roby Quesinberry, 31, of 331 Austin Drive, is facing a total of 10 felony offenses stemming from a investigation that began earlier this week.
The charges against Quesinberry include eight counts of first-degree statutory sexual offense and two counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to the Mount Airy Police Department.
The alleged crimes occurred over a two-year period, Capt. Alan Freeman said Thursday.
Freeman added that they involved a female juvenile, but declined to specify her age other than identifying the person as “a younger child.” Under North Carolina statutes, a first-degree statutory sexual offense involves either rape or other sexual acts committed against a victim who is under the age of 13 years.
The investigation that led to the charges began Monday when the police department received a report involving a sexual assault of a juvenile in the city limits, although Freeman did not specify where. It was conducted by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, with assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation.
Quesinberry subsequently was arrested and charged with the 10 offenses on Wednesday and confined in the Surry County Jail. The case was made public Thursday.
Authorities aren’t releasing information about any relationship or other link between the man and the alleged victim.
“We can’t divulge any information about the condition of the child or anything like that,” Freeman added.
He explained that a concern for children involved in sex-related cases is a key consideration for the Mount Airy Police Department in publicizing them.
“We do everything in our power to protect the identity of the juvenile,” Freeman said.
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