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Ex-commissioner candidate Mockerman charged with child sex crimes

Ex-commissioner candidate Mockerman charged with child sex crimes

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CONCORD, N.C. -- A former Cabarrus County commissioner candidate has been charged with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor, according to police.

Chad Nevada Mockerman, 39, of Ravenscroft Lane NW, Concord, turned himself in to Concord Police at around noon Friday, a CPD official said. He has been charged with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child stemming from actions that allegedly occurred in 2012.

Mockerman, who ran in the May primary for the Cabarrus County Commission, was accused of having sex with a girl who was less than 16 years old at the time of the alleged incidents in June 2012.

He was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $250,000 bond.

It was a busy day for Mockerman, who also finalized the divorce from his wife on Friday. She was the person who reported the alleged 2012 crimes to Concord police on Aug. 17, eight days after Mockerman proposed to another woman in Huntersville, which was reported online by The Herald Weekly newspaper.

Mockerman filed for Friday’s divorce on June 19 and is listed as the plaintiff, according to court documents.

A CPD official said Mockerman and his lawyer were made aware of the warrants for his arrest earlier on Friday. He turned himself in later in the day.

Mockerman’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts have apparently been taken offline.

Mockerman’s now-defunct LinkedIn account listed his position as  director of Coils Business Development at Ingersoll Rand.

He touted his executive credentials but came in last out of seven candidates vying for three seats on the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners during the May primary. He had campaigned on business and school growth.

Mockerman faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the statutory rape charge. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

It was unclear Friday whether Mockerman is represented by an attorney. Calls to Mockerman were not returned Friday.

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