Siler City man faces additional sex crimes charges


A Siler City man charged earlier this month with disseminating obscenity is facing additional related charges.

On June 21, 2023, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office received a report of inappropriate sexual communication and relations between a suspect and another family member. 

The Sheriff’s Office’s Family Violence investigators launched an investigation and uncovered evidence in the form of two explicit videos that Nicandro Ortega, 55, of 2684 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, had sent to the family member.

Based on their findings, investigators charged Ortega with two counts of felony disseminating obscenity. Ortega was taken into custody and jailed under a $100,000 secured bond. 

Investigators additionally discovered that Ortega deceived the victim into sexual servitude and additional obscene material was found to have been sent by Ortega to the victim. 

Ortega has since been charged additionally with three counts of human trafficking, three counts of sexual servitude, five counts of indecent liberties with a child, seven additional counts of disseminating obscenity, one count of indecent exposure, seven counts of sexual battery, and five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Ortega was served and his bond was increased to a $1,000,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court on July 17, 2023. 

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