NEWTON -- A Lincoln County man was convicted Wednesday in Catawba County of rape and kidnapping.
Bryan Jonathan Egan Jr., 25, was sentenced to 12 years to 15 years 2 months in prison. He was found guilty on three counts of first-degree statutory rape; first-degree kidnapping; and indecent liberties with a child.
Egan, of Denver, had been arrested in late 2011. At the time, authorities said the victim was a 14-year-old girl who was acquainted with Egan but was not a relative.
As part of the sentence, Egan was ordered not to contact the victim again.