Fleetwood man faces sexual assault charges

Staff report

March 20, 2013

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Aaron Banks Dixon, 28, of Fleetwood, on another charge of rape of a child, two charges of exploitation of a minor, and another charge of first degree sexual offense of a child by an adult.

These additional arrests were made on Friday, March 15. Dixon was initially arrested March 11 on the charge of rape of a child and five counts of first degree sexual offense of a child by an adult.

According to Sheriff James Williams, there has also been an arrest in relation to this case in Florida. Sara Lippy Adleta, 28 of Oviedo, Fla., was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on three child pornography charges. She is currently housed in the Seminole County Jail under no bond. Two young children are involved in this case.

As the investigation continued, the Sheriff’s Office contacted the FBI to assist in the child pornography side of the case as it has crossed state lines. The Sheriff’s Office investigation is on-going.

Dixon was already being held on a $100,000 bond for the initial first degree sexual offense charge and $1,000,000 bond for the first degree rape of a child charge.