Nieves is charged with 1 Felony Count of Statutory Rape and a Felony charge of Felony Disseminating Obscenity. According to Chief Deputy Todd Jones Nieves was alleged to have posted photographs of the victim who is under the age of 16 on the internet. Nieves is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $45,000 secured bond.
The Alexander County Sheriffs Office announced today the arrest of man in connection with various sex related crimes. According to a release Investigators were notified of alleged sex acts against a minor dating back to 2014. The suspect in the case Eric Rangel Nieves age 21 of Hiddenite was arrested March 25th.