Further details emerge, more charges added in Stanfield abuse case

Published 3:44 pm Friday, June 10, 2022

The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating child abuse accusations in Stanfield.

Detectives have conducted a criminal investigation into multiple allegations of illegal activity at 8414 Harvell Road, Stanfield.

Marissa Bolton

After an investigation and execution of multiple search warrants, detectives on June 5 charged Marissa Grace Bolton, 34, of 8414 Harvell Road, Stanfield, with misdemeanor child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, sexual battery, delivery of Vyvanse — a schedule II controlled substance used in treatment of ADHD, felony conspiracy, abduction of child, second degree forcible sexual offense and sexual servitude – adult victim.

Alois James Bolton, 34, also of the same address, was also charged June 5 with felony conspiracy and abduction of child.

More charges were added on Wednesday and Thursday.

Alois Bolton

Marissa Bolton received additional charges Wednesday of felony second degree forceable sexual offense, felony sexual servitude adult victim and misdemeanor sexual battery for alleged offenses happening June 4-5, according to the warrant.

On Thursday, further charges included felony statutory rape of a child under 15, felony crimes against nature and third-degree misdemeanor sexual battery for actions allegedly taking place May 27-29 and June 3-4.

According to a search on the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office website, Marissa Bolton is still in the Stanly County Jail, but Alois Bolton is not.

The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify other potential victims.

“We would also like to stop the spread of misinformation that we are seeing on social media platforms,” Capt. Chris Huneycutt said in a press release. “We would like to let the public know that the social media posts of children being picked up in a van, drugged or held captive are incorrect. The child abduction charges are not random child abductions, but involve instances of having and keeping minors against the parents’ consent. The video circulating of the ‘Fight Club’ is not related in any way to the individuals of this investigation and has already been investigated by the Stanfield Police Department. This is a completely separate incident, which has also been falsely linked to this investigation.

“We ask the public to remember that there are minor children and their families who are victims of these incidents and to respect their privacy in this matter as this is a difficult situation for all,” he added.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with a child who may be a victim of a crime involving these incidents to contact 704-986-3700.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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