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Up to 30 yrs. in prison for sexual assault on toddler

 

JENNA-LEY HARRISON

Staff Writer

 

A man who sexually assaulted a young girl in Lincoln County two years ago was sentenced late last week to a maximum of three decades behind bars.

Frank Gene Seagle, 48, of 282 Victory Grove Church Road in Lincolnton, was found guilty Thursday in Superior Court of one-count each of statutory sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to Sheriff’s Office authorities.

Det. Seth Bailey arrested Seagle in August 2009 for assaulting a 4-year-old girl in the county, a press release said.

Seagle is set to spend between 25 and 30 years in prison.

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