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Charlotte Citizens Review Board Chairman accused of sexually assaulting two women since 1996

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(Charlotte, North Carolina)Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board Chairman, Henry Black has been arrested for alleged sexual assault of two people, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

On September 3, 2019, police began investigating an allegation made by one of the victims, who is now an adult. During the investigation, police said they were able to identify a second victim, who is also now an adult. Police said the sexual assaults began when the victims were children and continued over a 22-year span between 1996 and 2018. 

Black was arrested Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Officials say they have charged him with two counts of statutory sex offenses, 14 counts of indecent liberties with children, two counts of child-abuse sexual act, and 4 counts of incest. 

Detectives are trying to determine if there are additional victims. They are asking anyone who may have been assaulted by Black to call Detective Lori O’Dell at 704-336-4466. 

Black has been a member of the Charlotte Citizen’s Review Board since 2014. His online biography identifies him as the co-founder of the Genesis Project 1, which describes itself as a family wellness and advocacy agency.

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