• Lincoln Co. man charged with sexual assault of child


    LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a western Lincoln County man with child sexual assault charges.
    Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of Lincolnton, was arrested on Friday on two felony counts of first-degree sexual offense.
    Lincoln County Department of Social Services notified the Sheriff’s Office about the incidents which occurred last week at the home of the 11-year-old female victim. Magallanes is a friend of the family, police said.
    The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected to be filed.
    Magallanes is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

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