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Suspect charged for indecent liberties with 14-year-old girl

Staff Writer
A Catawba County man with a criminal record in at least two other North Carolina counties has been charged with inappropriately touching a teen girl in Lincoln County while the two rode together in a vehicle earlier this month.
According to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office authorities, Horace Keith Dover, 55, of 5434 Bucks Garage Rd. in Maiden, is accused of taking indecent liberties with a 14-year-old on Dec. 9. Dover and the victim knew each other, and the incident happened while they were riding in a vehicle with the teen’s family, deputies said.
According to the North Carolina Department of Correction website, public records indicated that the suspect was convicted of felony drug-related charges in Gaston County in 2000 and a level 2 DWI in Wake County the following year.
Dover has since been released from the county jail on a $9,500 secured bond.

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