STRZEPEK,DANIEL

A Mooresville man, recently arrested on more than 20 counts of sexual assault of a minor, received a reduced bond last week, court documents stated.

On Aug. 6, Daniel Edward Strzepek, 21, of Waterlynn Ridge Road, was charged with 29 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

He received a $475,000 secured bond from a magistrate, jail records show. Court documents show Strzepek’s lawyer filed a motion for a reduced bond Aug. 7 and, two days later, it was reduced to a $200,000 secured.

If Strzepek posts bond, the documents say he must adhere to the following conditions:

» He cannot have access to any type of device that can get on the internet.

» A custody release will be made to Strzepek’s parents.

» He must reside in his parent’s home.

» He must appear at every court date.

» An ankle monitor is to be assessed.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office website indicated Strzepek was still in custody as of Monday afternoon.

Twenty-five of the charges are from the Mooresville Police Department. Town of Mooresville spokesperson Kim Sellers said ta cybertip was received from the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force, a subsidiary program of the U.S. Department of Justice’s juvenile justice wing. She did not say when the tip was received.

The remaining charges are from Mecklenburg County law enforcement.

Iredell County warrants stated that Strzepek was in possession of multiple videos and images of minors engaging in sexual acts, with the youngest appearing to be under 5. The offenses occured between July 29, 2018 and March 7, 2019. The warrants were filed the same day as Strzepek’s arrest. Court documents identified Strzepek’s lawyer as William Willis IV; he did not immediately reply to a request for comment.  

Strzepek is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 27.

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