Deputies took Reese into custody on Monday and charged him with felony statutory rape of a child less than 15 years old. He is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $750,000.
More information on this arrest is expected later today.
On Monday, April 5, 2021 at approximately 8:00 AM, a call came into Alexander County Communications in reference to a sexual assault investigation that occurred in Alexander County. Officers responded to the residence of Joshua Paul Reese, located in the Wittenburg Community. The investigation has shown that a juvenile female under the age of 15 was sexually assaulted in the early morning hours of April 5th.
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