Bass faces additional charges

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A 26-year-old Cumberland County man who was recently charged with object sexual penetration of a child now faces more charges in connection with the alleged incident.

Kelly Daniel Bass is charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of aggravated sexual battery, one count of indecent liberties with a child by custodian and produce, distribute or finance child pornography.

According to Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dennis Ownby, police received a report about the alleged sexual assault on March 15.

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“We received a complaint from a parent in another county charging Kelly Bass, of Cumberland with fondling her 8-year-old daughter while she was here in

Cumberland,” Ownby said. “She was here visiting relatives. The suspect and the victim are related.”

Ownby said after interviews with the child and Bass, a search warrant was executed at his home on Horsepen Road.

“It came with further investigation,” said Sheriff Darrell Hodges of the additional charges. “They did find items … when we received evidence once it was gone through. I think that’s when they found the evidence from the lab to help warrant the new charges.”

“Shortly after the search warrant was executed, we filed charges on Bass. Right now, he’s being held at Piedmont Regional Jail without bail,” Ownby said.

Ownby said the alleged victim does not reside in Cumberland County.

Bass is being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail.