Rowan County Man Arrested For Allegedly Secretly Filming Two Juveniles Bathing


ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 35-year-old for allegedly sexually abusing two girls.

The sheriff’s office started an investigation in December when the Department of Social Services received a report that two female juveniles had been sexually assaulted. The victims were interviewed at the Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center and details were confirmed about the sexual abuse, according to a news release.

Investigators determined that Jacob McCoy, a registered sex offender and the identified suspect in the case, secretly videoed the victims while bathing and recorded one child preforming sexual acts.

Authorities also discovered that the suspect had social media accounts that the sheriff’s office was unaware of. McCoy was required by law to disclose this information to the sheriff’s office in the county he is registered as a sex offender in.

Detectives arrested McCoy on Friday for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old and 13-year-old.

McCoy was charged with 2 counts of indecent liberties with a child, 3 counts of secret peeping, 1 count of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and 1 count of failing to notify the sheriff’s office of having social media accounts while being a registered sex offender, according to the sheriff’s office.