Lowell man facing multiple sex charges involving 4-year-old girl

A Lowell man is being held in Gaston County Jail under $1 million secured bond on multiple sex charges involving a 4-year-old girl, authorities said.

According to Lowell Police, Allen David Sinclair Jr., 25, was arrested on Thursday and charged with three counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Police said Sinclair was a family friend.

Investigators said they found images of a young girl and adult male engaged in inappropriate behavior on the hard drive of Sinclair’s computer.