Sheriff’s Office makes arrests for child abuse, seeks to stop misinformation

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

Detectives with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office 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 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 a schedule II controlled substance, 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 with felony conspiracy and abduction of child.

Further information will not be released at this time as the investigation continues.

Alois Bolton

The Stanly County 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.