A Lincoln County man was arrested Sept. 12 and is facing charges of sexual assault against a child.
Michael Adrian Rodriquez, 33, of 897 Terra Cotta Drive in Lincolnton, was charged with one felony count of statutory rape of a person 13/14/15 years old by a defendant who is six years older than the victim. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Aug. 21 at Rodriguez’s residence and involved a 15-year-old female victim.
The investigation was initially started by the Lincolnton Police Department but was turned over to Detective Sally Dellinger of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office after it was determined that the incident occurred outside of the city.
Rodriguez was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is today.