A Gastonia man was arrested on Friday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Lincoln County in 2007.
Detective Kelly Paris called in Jonathan Ray Campbell, 23, for questioning after being contacted by the Pottsdam, New York police department regarding an accusation from a resident that previously resided next door to Campbell on Diamond Lane in Vale.
After failing a polygraph test, Campbell confessed to the sexual assault, deputies said.
At the time of the alleged incident, Campbell was 16 and the victim was 7 years old.
Campbell was taken into custody and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond.