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Deputies charge man with sex crimes against girl, 15

Staff Writer

A Lincoln County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen girl inside his vehicle near a local church last month.
According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, Det. Seth Bailey arrested 42-year-old Wesley Joe Fore, of 6782 Glover Lane in Stanley, on Wednesday for alleged sex crimes against a 15-year-old girl.
Fore had invited the victim, whom he didn’t know, and another girl to his house on April 13 and also gave them alcohol, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspect is accused of assaulting the teen inside his vehicle while the two were parked close to Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located near Lowesville in the southeastern part of the county. Deputies said they had been on their way to the store.
Fore was charged with one felony count of statutory rape/sex offense of a 13, 14 or 15 year old by a defendant six years older.
He remains behind bars under a $100,000 secured bond.

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