A Republican who ran in the May primary for Cabarrus County commissioner in North Carolina is now sitting behind bars under a $250,000 bond after surrendering to Concord Police on Friday afternoon on charges of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.
The charges stem from an incident that took place in 2012 when Chad Nevada Mockerman, 39, of Concord allegedly had sex with a girl under the age of 16.
Mockerman had a full schedule on Friday, in the morning he signed the papers to complete his divorce from his wife, who incidentally was the person who had reported his crime to the police on August 17, 8 days after he had announced his engagement to another woman.
Mockerman had initiated the divorce proceedings on June 19 and court documents list him as the plaintiff.
Police report that they made Mockerman and his attorney aware of the charges on Friday morning and that he had voluntarily turned himself in shortly after noon.
Mockerman’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts have all been taken down but the LinkedIn profile had identified him as director of Coils Business Development at Ingersoll Rand.
In the primary he finished seventh in a field of seven running for three open seats on the county board of commissioners after campaigning on a platform of business and school growth.
If convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison on the statutory rape charge. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.
h/t: Independent Tribune