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Lincoln County sex offender accused of taking indecent liberties with kindergartener

Wayne Curtis Cogdell, 37, of Stanley
Wayne Curtis Cogdell, 37, of Stanley Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

A registered sex offender in Lincoln County was arrested Saturday on felony charges of taking indecent liberties with a child, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Wayne Curtis Cogdell, 37, of Stanley is accused of inappropriately touching a young female who was in kindergarten at the time. The victim is related to the suspect in the case, officials said.

Warrants were issued charging Cogdell with two felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. He was arrested at his residence without incident and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond, officials said.

Cogdell is on the Sex Offender Registry because he was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2002.

Law enforcers began the investigation after receiving a report on March 3 of possible indecent liberties with a minor.

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