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Police Investigate Offenses Involving Children

The Gaston County Police and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a joint investigation centering on information received from the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.  As a result of the investigation, two (2) victims were identified. 

Justin Michael Dale Short, age 27, of the 1000 block of Stowe Dr. Lowell, NC was identified as the offender in this investigation.  He was charged with two (2) felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child.  Short was arrested and transported to the Gaston County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 bond pending his first appearance in Gaston County District Court.

This is an active investigation.  The Gaston County Police and Homeland Security Investigations encourages anyone with information to contact Det. B.T. Dalton at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. 

Due to the fact this is an active investigation, no further information available at this time.