A Wilkes County man was arrested on 15 counts of sex offenses on Aug. 9.
Billy Eugene Rhoades, 44, of Dan Call Road, North Wilkesboro, is charged five counts each of statutory sex offense with a child who is 13, 14 or 15; statutory rape of a child who is 13, 14 or 15; and indecent liberties.
The charges resulted from incidents involving a female victim at Rhoades’ residence since June, said Det. Amanda Boyd of the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the case. Boyd said Rhoades and the victim are not related.
Rhoades is in the Wilkes County Jail with a $250,000 secured bond.