Timothy Sean Dishman

Timothy Sean Dishman

A Denver man has been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old relative.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelsey Harrington charged Timothy Sean Dishman, 45, of Campground Road in Denver, with second degree kidnapping related to the incident that allegedly occurred in September.

Deputies said the Sheriff’s Office received information about the sexual assault on Sept. 25. The victim, a distant relative of Dishman’s, was interviewed at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center, where she accused Dishman of sexual assault.

Deputies said the alleged sexual assaults occurred in Catawba County but the victim was transported from Lincoln County by Dishman.

Harrington and a detective from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office interviewed Dishman on Dec. 28 and he admitted to kidnapping the victim on Sept. 15, with the intent of sexually assaulting her, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Dishman was charged with second degree kidnapping in Lincoln County and ordered held under a $50,000 secured bond.

Deputies said Catawba County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the incident and will likely pursue charges against Dishman. 

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