A Lincolnton teen has been charged with statutory rape of a 6-year-old girl in connection with an incident that occurred on May 28, says the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say they determined that Kenneth Wade Fredell, 18, of Lincolnton, had inappropriately touched the victim. The incident happened at the victim’s home, and Fredell is known to her family, officials said.
He is charged with one felony count each of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.
Fredell was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate where he was ordered placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond, officials said.