Granite Falls man convicted of rape to be monitored for life

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 08:06 AM

Elmer Edgardo Flores, 21, of Granite Falls will spend at least 12 years in prison, and after his release will spend the rest of his life under police monitoring, after being convicted of three felonies involving the sexual abuse of a minor, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office.

Flores was convicted in Catawba Superior Court this week of one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child. The incidents occurred in Hickory last February. The victim was under 12 years old, and Flores was 20 (Dec. 17 was his birthday). No other details about the accusations were available Wednesday.

Flores was sentenced to 12 years to 19 years five months in prison. Upon release, he must register with the state Sex Offender Registry and be subjected to electronic monitoring for the remainder of his life.