ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- A mother in Rowan County walked in on a man molesting her 7-year-old daughter, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Homer David Compton Jr., 47, faces six counts of statutory rape, two counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and four counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Deputies were called Saturday and the incident became a standoff after the suspect allegedly grabbed a rifle and began making suicidal threats. He eventually surrendered and was arrested.
Investigators said he may have been sexually molesting the victim for several months.