Crime & Courts

Lincoln man accused of having sex with 11-year-old

A Lincoln County man has been jailed and charged with having sex with an 11-year-old girl, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of Lincolnton, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, authorities said. They said the investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

The Sheriff’s Office said it was notified of the case by the social services department in Lincoln County. Investigators said the alleged crimes took place last week at the home of the victim. Deputies said Magallanes was a friend of the family.

He was jailed under $250,000 bond.

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