Man Charged For Sex Crimes With Child

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — According to Gaston County Police, a man has been charged with multiple sex offenses involving a child.

The investigation was initiated after information was received from a 7-year-old victim’s mom after an incident occurred at a home in High Shoals.

Graylin Sammie Tucker, 53, was identified as the suspect and was charged with a felony count of Forcible Statutory Rape of a Child, one felony count of First Degree Statutory Sex Offense with a child, one felony count of Indecent Liberties with a Child and one misdemeanor count of Assault on a Child under age 12, according to police.


Tucker is currently in custody at the Gaston County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. M. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information available at this time.