Man sexually assaulted 4-year-old girl, gets 25 years in jail

LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) - A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison after he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl.

Forty-eight-year-old Frank Gene Seagle was found guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court Thursday on charges of Statutory Sex Offense and Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child.

Seagle, of Lincolnton, was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in the state prison system.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Seth Bailey charged Seagle with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in August of 2009.

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