Man Arrested, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have arrested Nicolas Vasquez, 40, accused of sexually assaulting at least 4 kids he met at church or through friends.

On Wednesday afternoon, officers received information that Vasquez had been sexually assaulting children over the past 2-3 years. Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit were notified investigated the case.

Officials say the male and female victims at the time of the assaults were between the ages of 9 to 12 years old. At the time of the assaults, Vasquez was an active member at the Asamblea Apostolica Church.

Vasquez has been charged with 18 counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, 11 counts of 1st degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and 5 counts of 1st degree Sex Offense.

Detectives are asking anyone with additional information concerning these cases or the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.