Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Charged in Sexual Assault Investigation

6/7/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, June 7, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit have charged Kyle Harris, DOB: 07/02/1992, for a sexual assault that occurred at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office's Jail Central (801 East 4th Street).

On May 20, 2021, detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit began conducting an investigation into a sexual assault where the suspect, a detention officer for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, sexually assaulted the victim, who was in custody at the time of the incident.  Evidence collected identified Harris as a suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  On June 7, 2021, Harris was located and arrested.  He has since been transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, where he is charged with three counts of 2nd Degree Sex Offense, Attempted 2nd Degree Sex Offense, two counts of Sexual Battery, and Sexual Assault by Custodian. 

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 911 or leave it anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210520-2134-01.

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