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Man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

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CHERRYVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

A Lincoln County man is facing charged after investigators say she sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl over a two-month period.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Joey Allen Smith, Junior has been charged with felony First Degree Sexual Offense of a Victim under 13 years of age.

Smith, who lives on Thomas Baxter Lane in Cherryville, allegedly assaulted the young girl between August 23, 2012 and October 25, 2012. 

The allegations were made at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office last week by a family member of the victim.

Smith was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond and was scheduled for a first appearance in court on Wednesday.

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