Crime & Courts

Lincoln man accused of having sex with under-age girl

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says it has charged a man with having sex with an under-age female relative.

Edward Nathan Hicks, 33, of Iron Station, was arrested Friday afternoon without incident, according to authorities. He was charged with five felony counts of first-degree sex offense of a child under 13 years old.

Investigators said the alleged crimes took place around June 1, 2012. Hicks was jailed under $250,000 bond and is scheduled for his first court appearance Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.