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Teen charged for sexual acts with 12-year-old



Staff Writer


A Lincoln County teen, accused of participating in sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl earlier this month at a location in Gaston County, is being held under a $100,000 bond.

Chais Patrick Dotson, 18, of 3246 Cinnabar Lane in Iron Station, is behind Gaston County bars, facing five felony charges including two counts each of first-degree sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child along with one count of second-degree kidnapping, according to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

He is also accused of “sexting,” transmitting sexually explicit messages to the girl.

 Dotson and the 12-year-old victim met at the Westfield Mall in Gastonia and texted naked photos to one another before actually engaging in sexual behavior, arresting officer, Sgt. Steven Smith, with the Stanley Police Department told the Time-News Tuesday morning.

Dotson picked up the girl from her Mt. Holly home the morning of Aug. 21 and took her to an unoccupied business building in Stanley, where police said the two performed sex acts.


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