Lincoln County teen accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl

- A Lincoln County teen has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, deputies said. The incident occurred between Sept. 1, 2017 and Oct. 9, 2017.

Erik Ivan Rodriguez, 18, of Lincolnton has been charged with 'indecent liberties with a child.'

The report was filed with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on October 9 by the parents of the 13-year-old girl. 

The victim and suspect met and began talking on the social media app “Snapchat” and eventually met in person at the victim’s residence, deputies said. 

Rodriguez was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate on October 18 on the felony charge and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. He had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Thursday, October 19.
 

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