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Registered sex offender arrested for kidnapping, rape in Cherokee Co., NC.

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC (WRCB) -

A registered sex offender was arrested for kidnapping and raping a woman in Cherokee County, North Carolina. 

Sheriff Derrick Palmer says 53-year-old Jonathan Kisselburg kidnapped the woman on July 1st.

The case was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury in early September and they handed down indictments for first degree kidnapping and second degree forcible rape.

“Again, we see the importance of the sex offender registry laws. I am glad to see that our state has tightened up some loopholes," Sheriff Palmer says. "As always we are not able to do the job alone and are appreciative of the public’s assistance in keeping our community safe.” 

The Sheriff says Kisselburg was arrested and is currently in the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond. 

He is expected to be in superior court on November 7th.

Sheriff Palmer encourages any one that has information on this crime or any other to report it.

To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or click here to email a tip. Call 911 if you observe a crime in progress 

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