A Taylorsville man has been charged with the rape of a young child in Iredell County. According to information released by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office the victim in the case is a 7 year old female.
28 year old Brentley Jason Byers of Sixth Street SW Taylorsville is charged with statutory rape of a child by an adult. The mother is said to have left the child and 3 other children in the care of Byers at a location in the Olin Community of Northern Iredell County over the course of the past weekend. Evidence was gathered by investigators from the scene including clothing worn by the child. The child suffered extensive injuries and is being treated at the Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem.
Byers is being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed according to a release.