Lincolnton man pleads guilty to kidnapping in child sex assault case

- A Lincolnton man plead guilty to kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child in connection to a child sexual assault case in Lincoln County.

Alomar Teracious Edwards, 25, plead guilty to second-degree kidnapping and received an active sentence of 30 to 96 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. He also plead guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child. He received 36 months of supervised probation on each charge. 

Two charges of statutory rape of a child were dismissed by the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office as part of the plea agreement.

The investigation into the case began when Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kelsey Harrington received a report on December 28, 2016 after deputies responded to a call at CHS-Lincoln reference a missing 15-year-old juvenile.

It was determined during the investigation that the juvenile had engaged in sexual intercourse between January 1, 2016 and January 12, 2017 with Edwards. The victim knew the suspect in the case.

Detective Harrington interviewed Edwards on January 13, 2017 while he was in the Lincoln County Detention Center on other charges. He admitted to having sex with the female and was charged shortly after with two counts of statutory rape/sex offense of a victim 13, 14 or 15-years-old by a Defendant at least 6 years older. 

He was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on the second-degree kidnapping charge.

Edwards has been transferred to the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

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