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Lincolnton man charged with child sexual assault



Ricardo Magallanes

Ricardo Magallanes


Staff report


A Lincolnton man was charged with child sexual assault by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of 2014 Shoal Road, was arrested by detectives for two felony counts of first-degree sexual offense.

Officials with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services told law enforcement that Magallanes assaulted an 11-year-old female last week, according to a press release. He is a friend of the victim’s family, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Magallanes is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond. The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed.

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