A Mebane resident has been charged with indecent liberties for an alleged pattern of sexual abuse that reportedly began a decade ago when the victim was still underage.
According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, Louie Otero was taken into custody on Thursday after his accuser, who is now an adult, shared the alleged indiscretions with the Mebane police department. The city’s police department ultimately passed the case along to the sheriff’s office because the alleged misconduct occurred outside its jurisdiction.
Based on its own subsequent investigation, the sheriff’s office has charged Otero with one felony-level count of indecent liberties with a child. The 46-year-old white male, who hails from 605 North Fourth Street in Mebane, may also face additional charges for other violations against the same victim that allegedly occurred in Wake County.
Otero, who was arrested by Orange County’s sheriff’s department on Thursday, is presently in Orange County’s jail under a $25,000 bond.