Man charged with sex offense against girl, 5

Published 9:23 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

A Mocksville man has been charged with assault on a female and a statutory sex offense involving a 5-year-old girl. Charles Campbell, 36, of US 601 South, was arrested Aug. 3 after his wife found suspicious photos on his phone.

Campbell destroyed his and his wife’s phone after learning she had reported it to police, said Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman. His wife also reported that he had taken a large number of pills.

When officers went to the Lakewood Motel to interview Campbell, he wouldn’t come to the door. They broke into the room, and found Campbell laying on the floor in front of the door. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a possible overdose.

Hartman said that more charges are possible as Campbell and other family members are interviewed.

The victim was taken to The Dragonfly House for interviews and treatment.