Authorities: Lincoln Co. man charged with soliciting minor for sex

- A Lincoln County man has been charged with soliciting a minor for sex, according to Lincolnton PD.

Ricky Kelvin Carpenter Jr., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with soliciting minor for an unlawful sex act by a computer and appearing to meet the minor.

Detectives went undercover and posed as an underage minor child. Carpenter spoke with the detectives posing as the child on multiple social media outlets, according to police.

Detectives said Carpenter agreed to meet with the underage child to engage in sexual activity.

Carpenter arrived at a planned location to meet the child and was arrested by the undercover detectives.

He was given a $50,000 secured bond. His first court appearance will be Thursday.

If anyone has any information about this case or any other criminal or narcotics case, please contact the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900 or contact the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crimestoppers at (704) 736-8909.  All calls made to Crimestoppers can be made anonymously and the caller is eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.  

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