Nieland Faces Further Sex Offense Charges (2018-09-05 15:31:10)

Former Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Cadet, Matthew Nieland, has been charged with four more sex offenses.

The Avery Journal Times reports that Nieland, 21 years of age of Newland, was initially arrested on two charges of statutory sexual offense with a child on July 25th.

According to the report, last week, Nieland acquired three charges of indecent liberties with a child and one additional charge of statutory sexual offense with a child.

The alleged offenses would have happened in Avery County while Nieland was an Appalachian State Criminal Justice intern at the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.

Nieland’s last court appearance was September 4th.